### Questions about Thermodyanmic Processes

An ideal gas initially in state 1 goes to a final state by one of three
different processes (a, b, or c). Each of the possible final states has the
same temperature.

For which process is the change in internal energy larger?

- a
- b
- c
- Equal for all three
- Not enough information is given to answer this question

The change in temperature is the same for all three processes → the
change in internal energy is the same.

For which process is more heat transferred into the gas?

- a
- b
- c
- Equal for all three
- Not enough information is given to answer this question

Look at the areas
under the curves for each process.

Process c has the most work done * by * the gas or the most
negative work done * on * the gas.

Now look at the first law of thermodynamics: dE =
dQ + dW

For all three processes, dE is the same (and positive)

For process c, dW is the most negative.

Therefore for process c, dQ must be the most positive.