Activity: Cyclic processes

IB Physics: Activity: Cyclic processes

A cyclic process is a series of transformations that take the gas back to its original state. These form a closed loop on a PV diagram like the one below.You can build your own simulation in GeoGebra by following these instructions Carnot cycle simulation (GeoGebra)Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4In this cycle we can see that heat is added when the gas is cold and taken away when it"s hot. This is what happens in a refrigerator...

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