Lecture  [ENDORSED]

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Postby camrynpatterson3C » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:32 pm

In lecture, Lavelle said "in a thermodynamic analysis, systems are often approximated as reversible". Doe this mean that any system we're calculating something for, we can assume that and can use the equation q(rev)=-w?

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Re: Lecture  [ENDORSED]

Postby Priyanka Bhakta 1L » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:14 am

Yes, exactly! Since we assume/approximate that the systems we see in thermodynamics are reversible, we can use the q(rev)=-w and deltaS=q(rev)/T equations in our problems.

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