system of vacuum

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Ishita Monga 1B
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system of vacuum

Postby Ishita Monga 1B » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:29 am

Is a vacuum an isolated system?

Sara Sasaki 1K
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Re: system of vacuum

Postby Sara Sasaki 1K » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:50 am

I believe so! Since there is no transfer of heat or mass, the contents of the vacuum would be isolated.

Tatiana Hage 2E
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Re: system of vacuum

Postby Tatiana Hage 2E » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:39 am

Yes because no matter or energy can be exchanged with the surroundings.

Erik Khong 2E
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Re: system of vacuum

Postby Erik Khong 2E » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:22 pm

Yes. I think a very easy example to think of would be the universe itself. There is no exchange of heat with any surroundings because there are no surroundings.

Mitch Walters
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Re: system of vacuum

Postby Mitch Walters » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:50 pm

I think that this question is flawed, because it presupposes that a vacuum is a system. But a vacuum is simply nothing, so it seems wrong to think of it a system.


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