ME 200 Systems

ME 200 Systems - The importance of systems in...

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The importance of systems in Thermodynamics Thermodynamics differs from courses you’ve already taken in Physics and Chemistry in one very key respect. When solving Thermodynamics problems you must identify the system of interest. This requires extracting clues from the problem statement and then making a decision. Having to identify a system is much different than solving Physics or Chemistry where the system was chosen for you (a block sliding down an inclined plane or a gas at a known pressure/temperature/volume). ³´ ³µ ² ¶· ¸¹º»¼º½¾ ¿ · À¹Áº¼Ã sinÄ∝Å ² ¶Æ· ¾½¹ÇÁÈ ¿ · À¹Áº¼Ã sinÄ∝Å ² ¶Æ· À¹Áº¼Ã cosÄ∝Å ¿ · À¹Áº¼Ã sinÄ∝Å ² · À¹Áº¼Ã sinÄ∝Å ¶ Æ cosÄ∝Å! Although you might not have realized it, the systems chosen for you were usually associated with some quantity of matter (the block or the gas). The association of systems with matter is a vitally important step when solving any Thermodynamics problem. You therefore
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course ME 200 taught by Professor Gal during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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