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