First Law - Closed Systems: Interactive Simulation

This simulation runs in your browser. Try to predict the behavior when a parameter changes before using a slider to change that parameter.  A screencast below explains how to use this simulation.

Simulation: Temperature Changes in an Ideal Gas

Try to answer these questions before determining the answer with the simulation. We suggest that you write down the reasons for your answers.

  1. Does a constant-pressure or constant-volume process produce more work when the same amount of heat is added to each process?
  2. Does the constant-pressure or constant-volume process end at a lower temperature when the same amount of heat is removed from each process?