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# hwk6 - V 2 The compression occurs in two stages(1...

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PH421 - Thermal and Statistical Physics Assignment 6 - Feb 6, 2008 1. Irreversibility of temperature equalization . Consider a system initially at T 1 , placed in contact with a heat bath at T 0 . Assume that the heat capacity C of the system is constant. Show that the process of temperature equlization is always irreversible, for any value of T 1 = T 0 . 2. Non-isothermal compression of an ideal gas Consider one mole of an ideal gas at temperature T is being compressed from V 1 to
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Unformatted text preview: V 2 . The compression occurs in two stages: (1) Compression from V 1 to V 2 at constant pressure; during this stage, the system is in contact with a heat bath at T ; (2) temperature increase back to T , at constant volume; during this stage, the system is in contact with a heat bath at T . Show that this is an irreversible process. 3. Problem 4.2 from textbook 4. Problem 4.3 from textbook 5. Problem 4.7 from textbook...
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