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Isothermal vs. isochronic

  1. May 15, 2003 #1

    Dx

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    Hello again,

    Last question for a while kinda confused between these two. Lets say i have these two processes, the internal energy of a system is removed(isothermal) and decreases by 50J(both of them).

    Now for isothermal Q=W which would tell me that work equals 50J, correct and isochronic would also have a heat exchange of 50J, right?

    Can you help me?
    Dx :wink:

    ps. lets use these questions for a better example if i have confused you.

    1) During an isothermal process, 5J of heat is removed from the ideal gas. what is the work done in the process. its 5J, right

    2) In a isochronic process, the internal energy of a system decreases by 50J, ok. whats the heat exchange? 50J, right
     
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  3. May 15, 2003 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    What is "isochronic"?

    Did you mean "isochoric" (constant-volume process)
     
  4. May 16, 2003 #3

    Dx

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    LMAO!

    Hiya! Tom,
    Yes i mean isocoric. Sounds like a new type of chronic/mary jane cig huh.
    Your right Isochoric.
    Thanks!
    Dx :wink:
     
  5. May 16, 2003 #4

    Tom Mattson

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    Yes.

    Right again.

    And three's a charm.

    Try the following website. It's really great.

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html

    In the bubble map, click on "Heat and Thermodynamics". In the new menu, you will see, among other things, "Isothermal" and "Constant Volume" (aka "Isochronic" LOL).
     
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