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Homework Help: Thermodynamics question

  1. Dec 12, 2014 #1
    A piston-cylinder device initially contains steam at 200 kPa, 200oC, and 0.5 m3. At this state a linear spring (F a x) is touching the piston but exerts no force on it. Heat is now slowly transferred to the steam causing the volume to rise to 0.6 m3, respectively. Show a- the work done by the steam, and (b) the total heat transferred.
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  3. Dec 12, 2014 #2


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    Hello Ben, and welcome to PF :)

    Good start. Now the remainder of the template... (its use is mandatory for good reasons - see the guidelines)

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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