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If q for a process is a positive number, then the system is (gaining/losing) energy.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Whether the system is gaining or losing energy, when q for a process is a positive number.

Concept Introduction:

In thermodynamic quantities, there are two parts; one is number which gives the magnitude of the change and another is a sign which indicates the direction of the flow.

Explanation

If quantity of energy flows into the system via heat (absorbed), then q is positive (+x) whereas quantity of energy flows out of the system via heat (released), then q is negative (-x)...

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