Chapter 12 The Laws of Thermodynamics. Heat and work Thermodynamic cycle. Heat and work Work is done by the system: Work is done on the system :. The first law of thermodynamics Work and heat are path-dependent quantities
The Laws of Thermodynamics
Heat and work
Consider the cyclic process depicted in the figure. If Q is negative for the process BC and ΔEint is negative for the process CA, what are the signs of Q, W, and ΔEint that are associated with each process?
Free expansion of an ideal gas
In one cycle, a heat engine absorbs 500 J from a high-temperature reservoir and expels 300 J to a low-temperature reservoir. If the efficiency of this engine is 60% of the efficiency of a Carnot engine, what is the ratio of the low temperature to the high temperature in the Carnot engine?
Answers to the even-numbered problems