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Theorem of maximum work (Thermo)

  1. Dec 6, 2004 #1
    How would you guys explain "qualitatively" the theorem of maximum work based on this diagram. (that is when a process is reversible and no entropy change in the universe)

    I don't really know what the graph means. Let's say it's an ideal gas, (S=LnU+...). The diagram divides the plane in two areas. I need to analyze points in both areas and somehow deduce this theorem of maximum work.

    I'd be grateful if anybody could help me!
     

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  3. Dec 7, 2004 #2
    Do you know where I can read about this theorem?
     
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