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Have a thermodynamics exam in physics tomorrow and want to make sure I have this right in my head.

Clockwise PV diagram = heat engine = heat in/work out = positive work done by the gas.

Counterclockwise PV diagram = heat pump = work in/heat out = positive work done on the gas.

Yes?
 

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Thermo was ok for gasses but went downhill really fast after we started talking about entropy, liquids and solids. Best made up formulas you'll ever get your hands on! :rolleyes:
 

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