## Work and Heat

$\Delta U=q+w$

Giselle Littleton 1F
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### Work and Heat

Why aren't work and heat state functions?

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### Re: Work and Heat

Work and heat are dependent functions, and they only appear when a change occurs to a system, therefore they are not state functions.

Joowon Seo 3A
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### Re: Work and Heat

work and heat depend on how the path was taken from the initial value to final value.