Question about work

  • #1
Hello, i have one question about work,
Does work must be mechanical ?
or we can change of some energy that is not mechanical (like internal or chemical)
call work ?
 

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  • #2
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we can change of some energy that is not mechanical (like internal or chemical) call work ?

Yes. If an energy transfer between two objects is caused by a difference in their temperatures, we call it heat, otherwise we call it work. Chemical work is an example of non-mechanical work.
 
  • #3
Ok thanks, then i have new question,
If it says that is change of internal energy 1/3 of total work,
in total work i should count sums of every energy changes ?
 
  • #4
jtbell
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I'm sorry, I don't understand the question. Can you re-phrase it in other words, or quote the problem or text that you're reading?
 
  • #5
Ok, if it says that change of internal energy is part(for example 1/3) of TOTAL work executed over system(body). Does it mean that is TOTAL work indeed sums of every single work(mechanical work+internal energy change+...) ? If u understand me
 
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Can anyone answer ?
 

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