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Internal Energy E int , Heat Q, and Specific Heat c From mechanics we found energy comes to us in various forms: kinetic energy associated with translational and rotational motion and potential energies associated with various conservative forces. In thermodynamics another form of energy is introduced. Therefore, consider the prototypical thermodynamic system (a gas in a cylinder with a piston). If the system translates or rotates then we say the system as a whole has kinetic energy. But if we pin the system down and don’t allow it to translate or rotate as a whole, there is still kinetic energy present due to the random motion of the atoms of the system. In addition, these atoms might exert forces on each other and therefore, there could be internal potential energies associated with these “bonds”. But in the simplest system, a monatomic ideal gas (mig), there are no bonds and have only random kinetic energy. The
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