Expansion work done on the system


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Jessica Lutz 2E
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Expansion work done on the system

Postby Jessica Lutz 2E » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:18 pm

8.47 states that 22kJ of expansion work is done on the system (and thus the work is positive). I thought that a system could only be expanded if it is doing the work itself and only compressed if work is being done on it. Am I misunderstanding this concept or the question?

Jakob von Morgenland 2C
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Re: Expansion work done on the system

Postby Jakob von Morgenland 2C » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:23 pm

Sounds like the question is not worded in the best manner. I think that's technically compression work, since it the system is being compressed.

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