## Delta U

$\Delta U=q+w$

abbydouglas1K
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### Delta U

What exactly is delta U ? I know that it is solved for with q and w but what exactly are we solving when we solve for delta u?

Chase Yonamine 1J
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### Re: Delta U

Delta U is the change in internal energy. Delta U is used to see the change of internal energy due to the transfer of energy through heat or work.

Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E
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### Re: Delta U

Delta U stands for the change in internal energy of a system that is solved by adding work and heat.

Riley Dean 2D
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### Re: Delta U

Delta U is the change in internal energy and its a state function so its only dependent on the end state, its just the difference between where you start and end up in terms of energy