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A polymer model - 15.4-3

  1. Nov 12, 2012 #1
    A polymer model -- 15.4-3

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A rubber band consisting of n polymer chains is stretched from zero length to its full extension (L=Na) at constant temperature T. Does the energy of the system increase or decrease? Calculate the work done on the system and the heat transfer to the system.

    2. Relevant equations

    http://cvika.grimoar.cz/callen/callen_15.pdf



    3. The attempt at a solution

    Constant temperature --> internal energy does not change for this type of problem
     
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