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Unformatted text preview: following processes: a. A thermally insulated container has two compartments of equal size. Initially, one side is filled with a gas and the other is evacuated. A valve is opened and the gas expands to fill both compartments. b. A gas contained in a steel cylinder is slowly expanded to twice its volume. 5. The notion of a “reversible process is a fiction in the real world. What make this concept, which at first glance would appear to be only of academic interest, so useful in applying thermodynamics to real-world “irreversible” process?: 6. Prove that the entropy in the universe is always increasing. Use the method we described in class using the change of entropy for the universe, surroundings and system....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN MSE 308 taught by Professor Billknowlton during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.
- Fall '10