Warm-Up Exercise 10

Due 10:00 am, Fri, Jan. 27

Physics 123, Winter Semester, 2012

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Did you carefully complete the reading assignment?
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Give your own example of some process or event where the first law of thermodynamics (what is that again?) is not violated, but the even will not happen because it violates the second law of thermodynamics.

In the book's discussion of the gasoline engine, work is done on the gas during step 2 of the cyclic process. How can it work as an engine if we are doing work on it instead of getting work out?! Explain using your own words and using the P-V diagram.

Was there anything that you didn't understand in the reading assignment? If so, explain.

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