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Adiabatic Cycle Question

  1. Sep 5, 2013 #1
    In an adiabatic compression/expansion cycle of an ideal gas, does the temperature return to its initial value after the cycle has completed? Or does it increase as the cycles continue?
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2013 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    At the completion of any thermodynamic cycle, the system state is identical to the initial system state. Energy was transfered from one reservoir to another during which some work was extracted and some entropy produced.
     
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