Specific properties are extensive properties per unit mass and are denoted by lower case letters

# Specific properties are extensive properties per unit mass and are denoted by lower case letters

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Specific properties are extensive properties per unit mass and are denoted by lower case letters. For example: specific volume = V/m = v . Energy source chemical nuclear, etc. Heat (combustion process) Mechanical work, electric power. .. Useful propulsive work (thrust power) 0-2 Specific properties are intensive because they do not depend on the mass of the system, A simple system is a system having uniform properties throughout. In general, however, properties can vary from point to point in a system. We can usually analyze a general system by sub-dividing it (either conceptually or in practice) into a number of simple systems in each of
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Unformatted text preview: which the properties are assumed to be uniform. If the state of a system changes, then it is undergoing a process . The succession of states through which the system passes defines the path of the process. If, at the end of the process, the properties have returned to their original values, the system has undergone a cyclic process . Note that although the system has returned to its original state, the state of the surroundings may have changed. Muddy points Specific properties (MP 0.1) What is the difference between extensive and intensive properties? (MP 0.2)...
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