Reversible and Irreversible


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Millie Unti 4H
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Reversible and Irreversible

Postby Millie Unti 4H » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:29 pm

What details about reversible and irreversible work do we have to know? Our book seems to stress the difference but I don't remember hearing much about it in lecture.

Michelle Dela Rosa 1D
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Re: Reversible and Irreversible

Postby Michelle Dela Rosa 1D » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:45 pm

I think we have to know that a reversible process is a system at equilibrium (infinitely small changes in a variable can reverse the process) and that maximum work is achieved in a reversible process.

Prina Patel 1H
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Re: Reversible and Irreversible

Postby Prina Patel 1H » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:27 pm

I think we also have to know that Irreversible processes are sudden and big changes.

annchen0628
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Re: Reversible and Irreversible

Postby annchen0628 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:33 pm

For reversible processes, the pressure of internal and external is (close to) equal.


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