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Introduction to Thermodynamics

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Which of the following statements is incorrect?

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Which of the following parameters does not characterize the thermodynamic state of matter?

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Explain why
(a) Two bodies at different temperatures T and T if brought in thermal contact do  not necessarily settle to the mean temperature (T +T)/2
(b) The coolant in a chemical or a nuclear plant (i.e. the liquid used to prevent  the different parts of a plant from getting too hot) should have high specific heat
(c) Air pressure in a car tyre increases during driving
(d) The climate of a harbour town is more temperate than that of a town in a desert at the same latitude

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If there were no atmosphere, the average temperature on earth surface would be

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Which of the following property is not a thermodynamic property of the system?

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Which of the following is an example of a closed system?

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Properties of substances like pressure, temperature and density, in thermodynamic coordinates are 

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Which of the following is an example of an open system?

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A closed system undergoes a change of state by process for which and . The system is now returned to its initial state by a different path for which is . The work done by the gas in the process is:

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Which of the following is not a thermodynamic coordinate?

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