delta u [ENDORSED]

isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

Belle Calforda3f
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delta u

I just really do not understand delta u: what It means, how to caluculate it, how to know if it equals 0. Can anyone help? thanks

Tiffany Cao 1D
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Re: delta u  [ENDORSED]

Delta U is the change in internal energy. It is calculated through the formula, DeltaU=q+w. In an isolated system, deltaU=0 and consequently, w=-q.

Dang Lam
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Re: delta u

how do you know if delta u =0 though? is it because there is no change is temperature? since deltaU = 3/2 R deltaT, and since deltaT = 0, deltaU is therefore =0 as well?

Nicole 1F
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Re: delta u

^Yes, everything you said is correct. ΔU=0 for an isothermal process.