Adiabatic and diathermic walls

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Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Postby 505095793 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:08 pm

I read in the textbook about adiabatic and diathermic walls, how would we use this information in our calculations?

Shivangi_2J
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Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Postby Shivangi_2J » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:10 pm

I don’t think this factors into our calculations, it seems more like a conceptual thing to understand about different systems

Angel Chen 2k
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Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Postby Angel Chen 2k » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:10 am

For a system with an adiabatic wall, there is no heat or substance exchange. Only work can be done to change the internal energy. On the other hand, for a system with a diathermic wall, there is only heat exchange. I believe that we only need to understand the concepts of these two terms. More specific understanding is required in physics courses.

Hope this helps!

Jordan Lo 2A
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Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Postby Jordan Lo 2A » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 am

I think we only need to learn these terms to identify if systems are closed, open, or isolated (like in 6th edition 8.1)

Jason Ye 2I
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Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Postby Jason Ye 2I » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:52 pm

Its more conceptual than something which we would need to know how to calculate


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