## Closed Systems

Emily Lo 1J
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### Closed Systems

How can you change the energy in a closed system? And does it differ with isolated systems?

KBELTRAMI_1E
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### Re: Closed Systems

Emily Lo 1J wrote:How can you change the energy in a closed system? And does it differ with isolated systems?

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JonathanS 1H
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### Re: Closed Systems

In a closed system, you can change the energy by adding heat and/or doing work on the system. I am less certain with the isolated system, but I am pretty sure there should be no net change in the total energy of the system.

Dan M -3E
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### Re: Closed Systems

On a closed system, you can add energy by adding it to the entire system, which is different from an open system where you can pick where to add work/energy, or an isolated system where you can't add energy, I think.

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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### Re: Closed Systems

In a closed system, pressure can be applied.

Eva Zhao 4I
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### Re: Closed Systems

In a closed system, energy can be exchanged with surroundings, unlike an isolated system in which nothing can be exchanged with the surroundings. The energy of a closed system can be changed by heating/cooling or compression/expansion (i.e. compressing a piston).

Shail Avasthi 2C
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### Re: Closed Systems

ΔU = q + w, so to change the energy of a closed system, you would heat it or do work on it.

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### Re: Closed Systems

KBELTRAMI_1E wrote:
Emily Lo 1J wrote:How can you change the energy in a closed system? And does it differ with isolated systems?

Quoting this because I want to see the replies that it gets :)

I would assume you would add heat to change energy since the system is isolated.

Chris Charton 1B
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### Re: Closed Systems

An example of changing energy of a closed system would be adding or removing heat, or compression/expansion. An isolated system cannot transfer energy with its environment.

Jainam Shah 4I
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### Re: Closed Systems

Heat transfer can occur in a closed system or work can be done via compression/expansion. We cannot add any substance in the system, but heat transfer can occur between the system and surroundings. Think of a cold ice pack as a closed system.
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Sally Qiu 2E
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### Re: Closed Systems

in a closed system, you can change the energy by doing work/having work done on the system or by changing the temperature

Jack Riley 4f
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### Re: Closed Systems

deltaU = q + w so you can change it by adding heat or doing work

KBELTRAMI_1E
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### Re: Closed Systems

Eva Zhao 4I wrote:In a closed system, energy can be exchanged with surroundings, unlike an isolated system in which nothing can be exchanged with the surroundings. The energy of a closed system can be changed by heating/cooling or compression/expansion (i.e. compressing a piston).

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### Re: Closed Systems

A closed system means that the system is closed off from exchanging mass with its surroundings but it can exchange energy. An isolated system cannot exchange either. Energy can be introduced into a closed system either through heat or work (increasing pressure).

Ryan Yee 1J
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### Re: Closed Systems

In a closed system, energy can be exchanged in and out of the system, but matter can't. So by adding or removing heat, you can change the energy in the system. In an isolated system, nothing can be exchanged and there isn't a way to change the energy within the system.

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