Thermodynamics mass and energy analysis Problem

In summary, thermodynamics is the branch of physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy. Mass plays a crucial role in thermodynamics as it is used to calculate the energy of a system and can affect its response to temperature changes. There are two types of systems in thermodynamics: open and closed. In an open system, both matter and energy can be exchanged with the surroundings, while in a closed system, only energy can be exchanged. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred or converted, resulting in the total energy of a closed system remaining constant. Some real-life applications of thermodynamics include the design of engines, refrigeration systems, power plants, chemical reactions
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Im doing a balloon problem. The problem states that the volume increases linearly with pressure in the solution manual they that P2/P1=V2/V1 i think that is related linearly but i can't figure how. Can some explain?
 
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When you write an equation like
[tex] \frac{V2}{V1} = \frac{P2}{P1} [/tex]
It's usually because there's a linear relationship like
[tex] P = k V [/tex]
that underlies it, where k is some constant of proportionality. When you "stack" the equation, the proportionality constant drops out:
[tex] \frac{\rlap{\backslash} k V2}{\rlap{\backslash} k V1} = \frac{P2}{P1} [/tex]
 
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thank you very much :)
 

1. What is the definition of thermodynamics?

Thermodynamics is the branch of physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

2. How is mass involved in thermodynamics?

Mass is an important factor in thermodynamics as it is used to calculate the energy of a system. The mass of a substance can also affect its specific heat capacity and how it responds to changes in temperature.

3. What is the difference between open and closed systems in thermodynamics?

In an open system, both matter and energy can be exchanged with the surroundings, while in a closed system, only energy can be exchanged. This means that the mass of a closed system remains constant, while an open system can have changes in mass.

4. How is energy conserved in thermodynamics?

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred or converted from one form to another. This means that the total energy of a closed system remains constant.

5. What are some real-life applications of thermodynamics?

Thermodynamics has many practical applications, such as in the design of engines, refrigeration systems, and power plants. It is also used in chemical reactions, weather forecasting, and even in the study of black holes.

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