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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Think of an example of an open system, and outline some of the matter–energy inputs and outputs involved in such a system.

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An example of open system, outlining some of the matter-energy inputs, and outputs involved in such a system.

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An open system is defined as the one where both energy and matter are transferred freely across the system boundary as inputs and outputs. The Earth’s subsystems are examples of open systems, with incoming and outgoing energy and matter.

For instance, consider a stream where the solar energy, precipitation, soil particles, rock fragments, and other substances entering into the stream system...

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