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identifying systems

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:11 am
by JustinHorriat_4f
I still have difficulties identifying what systems are, will we need to identify systems such as open closed or isolated for the midterm? If so, does anyone have a trick that would be able to help me?

Re: identifying systems

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:42 am
by Althea Zhao 1B
I think it would be good to know. An isolated system does not allow for the transfer of heat or matter, a closed system allows for the transfer of heat and an open system allows for both.

Re: identifying systems

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:48 am
by Micah3J
In Outline 3 it says, "Distinguish the three different types of thermodynamic systems." This is referring to open, closed, and isolated right?

Re: identifying systems

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:54 am
by Long Luong 2H
It might be useful to visualize some examples. An example of an open system would be a pot on a stove where matter and energy is exchanged in the forms of ingredients and heat. A closed system would be like a rice cooker where heat is can be transferred to cook the rice, but not matter. An isolated system is like a really good ice chest that prevents heat from being transferred through it as well as matter.