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Closed Systems

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:36 pm
by manasa933
What's a method to increase the internal energy of a closed system?

Re: Closed Systems

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:43 pm
by Rachel Formaker 1E
To increase the internal energy of a closed system, you can heat the system and/or perform work on the system.
You can heat the system using an external heat source, and you can perform work on a system by compressing the system (like compressing a bike pump).

Re: Closed Systems

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:19 pm
by kaushalrao2H
Yes the above reply is correct. Recall that in a closed system, energy can be transferred by the system to the surroundings, but matter cannot be transferred by the system to the surroundings. Therefore, the internal energy of the system can be changed by work and heat applied to or by the system to/from the surroundings.

Re: Closed Systems

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:21 pm
by nathansalce 3e
It is only isolated systems where neither matter nor energy can be transferred in or out of the system. In a closed system, energy is freely transferred throughout the system, but not matter. Heating or cooling by altering the surrounding temperature will have an effect in energy of the system

Re: Closed Systems

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:57 am
by Sarah 2F
In a closed system you can add or subtract heat or do work to it since energy can pass through.

Re: Closed Systems

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:09 am
by Guangyu Li 2J
A closed system can have energy exchange with the surroundings

According to the equation: △U=q+w, you can both haet the container (closed system) or do work on the system.

Hope this helps!

Re: Closed Systems

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:52 pm
by Warda Sahib 2J
Because energy is transferred in closed systems, adding or subtracting heat will affect the energy.

Re: Closed Systems

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:37 pm
by CalebBurns3L
You can increase the internal energy of a closed system by adding heat to it or performing work on the system.

Re: Closed Systems  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:35 pm
by Jessica Benitez 1K
For a closed system, we can change the energy of the system by heating or cooling it as well as by doing work on it. An example in the notes of work done on the system is compressing a piston or letting the system do work on the surroundings causing the piston to move out.
For an open system, we can add or remove the amount of substance in the system.