Perfect Isolated System

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Mary Becerra 2D
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Perfect Isolated System

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:56 pm

Is there such a thing as a "perfect" isolated system? What I mean by that is a system where over an infinite amount of time, there is no exchange of heat or matter?

Tia Tomescu 2D
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Re: Perfect Isolated System

Postby Tia Tomescu 2D » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:01 pm

It could be argued that the universe is a "perfectly" isolated system!

Matthew 1C
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Re: Perfect Isolated System

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:57 pm

While the argument can be made that the universe can technically be considered a perfectly isolated system, fully isolated systems that are confined to our world are rare

Guangyu Li 2J
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Re: Perfect Isolated System

Postby Guangyu Li 2J » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:07 am

Actually there is no single system is totally isolated, including the universe itself. However, when the system is isolated enough, we can describe it as "completely isolate", especially over short time frames or small distances.

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