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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

This is a symbolic version of Problem 54. When a metal bar is temporarily connected between a hot reservoir at Th and a cold reservoir at To the energy transferred by heat from the hot reservoir to the cold reservoir is Qh. In this irreversible process, find expressions for the change in entropy of (a) the hot reservoir, (b) the cold reservoir, and (c) the Universe.

(a)

To determine
The expression for change in entropy of the hot reservoir.

Explanation

The change in entropy of any reservoir is given by,

ΔS=QrT

  • Qr is the energy exchanged by the reservoir
  • T is the absolute temperature of the reservoir.

For a hot reservoir, the energy will be expelled by the reservoir to the system. Hence, the sign of the energy exchanged by the reservoir is negative.

Thus,

The change in entropy of the hot reservoir is,

ΔSh=|Qh<

(b)

To determine
The expression for change in entropy of the cold reservoir.

(c)

To determine
the change in entropy of the universe.

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