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Homework Help: 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


    3. The attempt at a solution

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