## defintion

connie 2C
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### defintion

what is internal energy? i don't understand the concept of why q + w equals the change in internal energy

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### Re: defintion

internal energy is the total energy of a closed system. Because the closed system doesn't get energy from its surroundings, internal energy is made up of the potential and kinetic energy the closed system has.

Omar Selim 1D
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### Re: defintion

Internal energy is just the energy found within a system without any interference from the world beyond. It is the concept of energy only being from the kinetic and potential energy already found within a system

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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### Re: defintion

The internal energy or ∆U is the energy found in the system or the total energy of a closed system. This can be found using the equation ∆U = q + w where q is heat and w is the amount of work.

Kayli Choy 2F
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Additionally for this equation, if you need to find work and you are given pressure and change in volume, w = -Pexternal(delta V), and you can substitute this in for w in the larger equation of delta U = q + w. If q = 0, no heat is being added, and if w = 0, no work is being done on the system.

LNgo 1G
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The energy from heat being added to the system is represented by q, while w represents the energy leaving the system due to work.

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### Re: defintion

Internal energy is the total energy found in a system which is, as defined by the equation, the sum of heat plus work (a form of energy)