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+ instead of - for Maxwell Relation?

  1. Mar 13, 2007 #1
    In the lecture notes


    on the very last page, should the second realisation relation have -(dU/dp) instead of the + (dU/dp)?
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2007
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  3. Mar 13, 2007 #2


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    You need to fix the link. I get a 404 error.
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  5. Mar 13, 2007 #4
    I have derived it again and realised that I used the wrong dQ. It should have been dQ=dU-dW whereas I used dQ=dU+dW.
  6. Mar 14, 2007 #5
    First Law applications can be an enormous pain in the ass - some people sometimes define dQ and dW as either done ON the system or done BY the system quite arbitrarily - which of course changes their sign.
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