W

Vi A2

(c) Show that the process is reversible by calculating the work done on the surroundings.

The work done on the surroundings consists of the pV work by the rising piston against the pressure of the surroundings, Wpress, the work done in elevating the mass of the piston, Wm, and the work done in compressing the spring, Wsp.

Wsur = p^CV - Vi) = 157 J WM = Mgx2 = Mg(V2 - Vl)/A = 147 J

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Getting Started With Solar

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