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Ryan_K_1K
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expansion vs nonexpansion

Postby Ryan_K_1K » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:35 pm

What was the difference between expansion work and nonexpansion work? In other words, what could create nonexpansion work? Compression?

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Re: expansion vs nonexpansion

Postby KeyaV1C » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:40 pm

Expansion work is pressure-volume work whereas non-expansion work is anything else such as electrical, frictional, etc. For example, biological instances of non-expansion work include muscle contraction and nerve impulses.

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Re: expansion vs nonexpansion

Postby Amir Bayat » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:56 pm

Expansion work is when pressure is applied to the object

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Re: expansion vs nonexpansion

Postby Veronica_Lubera_2A » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:13 pm

When a system expands, you should get a negative answer for work. When a system is compressed, you will get positive work.

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Re: expansion vs nonexpansion

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:36 pm

expansion work is done on its surroundings, and is affected by external pressure. but, non-expansion work occurs in a closed system without outside influence

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Re: expansion vs nonexpansion

Postby Ryan_K_1K » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:06 am

Thank you so much for the replies! It all makes sense now!


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