Universe as a Thermodynamic System

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Annalyn Diaz 1J
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Universe as a Thermodynamic System

Postby Annalyn Diaz 1J » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:42 am

Why is the universe considered an isolated system?

Deepika Pugalenthi 1A
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Re: Universe as a Thermodynamic System

Postby Deepika Pugalenthi 1A » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:12 pm

The universe is considered an isolated system because the energy of the universe is constant. This matches with the definition of an isolated system, which is that energy is not exchanged with the surroundings, thus staying constant.

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Re: Universe as a Thermodynamic System

Postby fgalasso1b » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:26 pm

A type of system is determined depending on whether it exchanges matter and energy with the surroundings. Since there's no surroundings around the universe, there's no exchange of matter and energy which makes it isolated.


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