Lecture 6

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Unformatted text preview: What conditions should a process satisfy to be reversible? Are there any reversible processes to begin with? To find out, consider the following example: a vertical cylinder covered with a piston of mass m1 with one mole of gas inside. The initial temperature of gas is T1. The piston and the walls are thermally insulated. Now we put a weight on top of the piston such that the total mass of the piston and the weight is m2. After the gas and the piston...
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