Equation for internal energy

$\Delta U=q+w$

Netpheel Wang 4L
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Equation for internal energy

In deltaU=q+w,

What does the term q represent?

Emma Scholes 1L
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Re: Equation for internal energy

q is the heat exchanged between the system and its surroundings.

daniella_knight1I
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Re: Equation for internal energy

q is the heat transfer from the system to the surroundings.