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Why? (thermodynamics)so easy

  1. Feb 27, 2007 #1
    In thermodynamics every reverse transformation (transfer, conversion) is a balanced transformation but are every balance transformation is reverse and why?:rolleyes: :smile:
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2007 #2
    I dont understand what is a 'balance transformation' or 'reverse transformation'?
     
  4. Feb 27, 2007 #3

    jtbell

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    I suspect that "reverse transformation" means "reversible process." Maybe "balanced transformation" means "quasistatic process"?
     
  5. Mar 2, 2007 #4
    In thermodynamics every reverse transformation (transfer, conversion,reversible process) is a balanced transformation but are every balance transformation is reverse and why?
    and this not a home work
     
  6. Mar 2, 2007 #5

    FredGarvin

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    If I am understanding your question (which I may not be)...You can have a non-reversible process but still must have a conservation of energy. The quality of the balance depends on one's ability to account for the losses in an irreversible system.
     
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