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Week 2

TOTAL POINTS 14

1.Question 1
An adiabatic process is

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A process in which heat transfer occurs across the boundary.

A process in which no heat transfer occurs across a boundary.

A process where matter is transferred across a boundary.

A process where matter is not transferred across a boundary.

2.Question 2
Positive work and positive heat transfer is defined in this class as

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Work done on the system and heat transfer to the system

Work done on the system and heat transfer out of the system

Work done by the system and heat transfer out of the system

Work done by the system and heat transfer to the system

3.Question 3
The Critical Point is
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The point where solid, liquid, and gas phases can occur. It is located at point A.

The point above which there is no distinction between liquid and gas phases. It is located at point A.

The point above which there is no distinction between liquid and gas phases. It is located at point B.

The point where solid, liquid, and gas phases can occur. It is located at point B.

4.Question 4
The Triple Point is
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The point where solid, liquid, and gas phases can occur. It is located at point A.

The point above which there is no distinction between liquid and gas phases. It is located at point A.

The point above which there is no distinction between liquid and gas phases. It is located at point B.

The point where solid, liquid, and gas phases can occur. It is located at point B.

5.Question 5
Use the phase diagram of water to identify the state at point 3.
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Solid Phase

Liquid Phase

Vapor Phase

6.Question 6
Air is cooled in a process with constant pressure of 150 kPa. Before the process begins, air has a
specific volume of 0.062 m^3/kg. The final specific volume is 0.027 m^3/kg. Find the specific work in
the process.
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-4.1 kJ/kg

4.1 kJ/kg

-5.3 kJ/kg

5.3 kJ/kg

7.Question 7
If the specific volume of a substance is greater than the specific volume of saturated vapor then the
substance is a

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Compressed Liquid

Two-phase

Superheated Vapor

8.Question 8
Air is expanded in a polytropic process, i.e. PV^n = constant. The initial specific volume is 0.25 m^3 /
kg at a pressure of 127 kPa. If the final pressure is 111 kPa, what is the final specific volume for n =
1.3?

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0.286 m^3/kg

0.225 m^3/kg

0.277 m^3/kg
0.188 m^3/kg

9.Question 9
What is the angular velocity of a shaft if the power is 2.5 kW and the torque is 7 Nm?

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3410 rad/sec

360 rpm

3410 rpm

170 rad/sec

10.Question 10
Consider air in a piston than undergoes a polytropic process where PV^n = constant and n is a
positive value. How do the pressure and volume change during expansion?

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Both the pressure and the volume decrease.

Both remain constant.

Both the pressure and the volume increase.

The pressure decreases, and the volume increases.

11.Question 11
Where is quality defined on a phase diagram?

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in the vapor dome

in the liquid phase

all of the choices

in the vapor phase

12.Question 12
Consider a heat engine that inputs 10 kJ of heat and outputs 5 kJ of work. What are the signs on the
total heat transfer and total work transfer?

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Heat transfer and work transfer are both negative.

Heat transfer is negative and work transfer is positive.

Heat transfer and work transfer are both positive.

Heat transfer is positive and work transfer is negative.

13.Question 13
In thermodynamics it is very important to state any assumptions at the beginning of your analysis. If
you are asked to find the net work transfer out of a cycle of a piston and cylinder, which of the
following would you assume? (choose the best answer)

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Work transfer only occurs across the system boundary.

The air in the piston is considered a closed system.


All of the choices

Changes in kinetic energy and potential energy are negligible.

14.Question 14
Which of the following is true?

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Heat transfer is a energy transfer process

You cannot boil water at a constant pressure.

A system has heat transfer if the system is at a high temperature.

The units of heat transfer are Kelvin or Celsius.