Chapter 9

Second Law Open System Applications

Contents

9.1 Introduction

This chapter is an extension of Chapter 6, except here we use both the first and second laws of thermodynamics to analyze open systems. As in Chapter 8, we have two types of system processes to consider, reversible and irreversible. A reversible process is easier to analyze, because its entropy production is always equal to zero. However, reversible process models are ...

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