Work and Volume

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Ishita Monga 1B
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Work and Volume

Postby Ishita Monga 1B » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:31 am

Does work always occur when there is a change in volume?

Hannah Guo 3D
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Re: Work and Volume

Postby Hannah Guo 3D » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:54 am

Not always. Work only occurs when there is an external pressure causing volume change. If the external pressure equals zero, even if the volume changes, work still equals to zero.

Sirajbir Sodhi 2K
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Re: Work and Volume

Postby Sirajbir Sodhi 2K » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 am

The above poster is correct, but there are also many types of non-expansion work that don't require a change in volume. For example, an electric current can do work. At its most basic, work is movement against an opposing force.


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