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Did you carefully complete the reading assignment?
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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