Irreversible and reversible


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Gwyneth Huynh 1J
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Irreversible and reversible

Postby Gwyneth Huynh 1J » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:58 pm

From a conceptual standpoint, why is irreversible work less than reversible?

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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Re: Irreversible and reversible

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:08 pm

From my notes "reversible work does more work because pushing against a constant P but in irrversible work, you are pushing against a smaller P."

I don't know if that helps

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