Mechanical Energy vs. Internal Energy

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Unformatted text preview: Nature Transferfromone objecttoanother Transformation intoothertypesof energy MechanicalEnergy(7A) Macroscopic,Orderly Instantaneous(thinkone billiardballhittinganother) Alwayspossible,atleast theoretically. InternalEnergy(7B) Microscopic,Disorderly Usuallynotinstantaneous (thinkheatingwateron stove) Subjecttothesecondlawof thermodynamics;thusnot alwayspossible,even theoretically. Butthetotalenergyofanysystem,mechanicalplusinternal,hastobeconserved. ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2010 for the course PHYSICS ?? taught by Professor Zettle during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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