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The total work done in going around the cycle is W fcPdV + fipdV + gPdV + ftPdV (4-47) An inspection of fig. 4-6 shows that this is just the area inside the curves ABCD. The device we have just been discussing is called a Carnot engine. It is reversible and operates in a cycle. Heat is taken from a constant hightemperature reservoir and given up to a constant low-temperature reservoir. The total heat taken from the hot reservoir is the integral of PdV from A to B. This is so since Θ is constant and U remains unchanged, so that the heat and work must balance in this expansion.

The two chambers are enclosed in an adiabatic wall and a hole is opened between them. Initially the gas is at some Pu V1,61 and it finally equilibrates at P2, V2,92. The energy per mole of a one-component system may be expressed as a function of any two statevariables. So we have 1/1 = 1/(^,00, U2=U(P2,e2) (4-23) Because of the adiabatic isolation and the absence of any external work, U X = U2 (4-24) The result of the free-expansion experiment is that θι — θ2 (empirical generalization); hence, U(PM=U(PM (4-25) If we represent U as a function of V and 0, we can similarly find U{Vi90i)=U(V2,e1) (4-26) Since P2 and V2 are arbitrary, as the result is independent of the size of the two chambers, the preceding equations can only be satisfied if the internal energy of a perfect gas is a function of the temperature only.

3-6) largely follow as an empirical generalization from a series of experiments which we noted was carried out by James Prescott Joule from 1840 to 1850. These experiments used heat as a common measure of energy and, although somewhat more restricted than the given equation, serve to establish the principle. The next extension of energy conservation consists of combining two systems, or relaxing the restriction closing the system to the flow of matter. We proceed by placing two separate systems inside a single adiabatic container and thus combining them.

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