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Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:08 pm
by 505095793
I read in the textbook about adiabatic and diathermic walls, how would we use this information in our calculations?

Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:10 pm
by Shivangi_2J
I don’t think this factors into our calculations, it seems more like a conceptual thing to understand about different systems

Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:10 am
by Angel Chen 2k
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!

Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 am
by Jordan Lo 2A
I think we only need to learn these terms to identify if systems are closed, open, or isolated (like in 6th edition 8.1)

Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:52 pm
by Jason Ye 2I
Its more conceptual than something which we would need to know how to calculate