Difference between revisions of "Adiabatic process"

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A process in which there is no exchange of [[heat]] or mass with the [[environment]]. In an adiabatic process, a change in [[internal energy]] is solely a consequence of [[work]]. For an [[ideal gas]] and most atmospheric conditions, compression results in warming, whereas expansion results in cooling.</div>
 
<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A process in which there is no exchange of [[heat]] or mass with the [[environment]]. In an adiabatic process, a change in [[internal energy]] is solely a consequence of [[work]]. For an [[ideal gas]] and most atmospheric conditions, compression results in warming, whereas expansion results in cooling.</div>
  
<br/>''See'' [[dry-adiabatic process]], [[moist-adiabatic process]].</div><br/>
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<br/>''See'' [[dry-adiabatic process]], [[moist-adiabatic process]], [[adiabatic lapse rate]].</div><br/>
  
<p>''Term edited 12 December 2019.''</p>
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<p>''Term edited 19 December 2019.''</p>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:48, 20 December 2019



adiabatic process

A process in which there is no exchange of heat or mass with the environment. In an adiabatic process, a change in internal energy is solely a consequence of work. For an ideal gas and most atmospheric conditions, compression results in warming, whereas expansion results in cooling.

See dry-adiabatic process, moist-adiabatic process, adiabatic lapse rate.

Term edited 19 December 2019.