Heat transfer Q and work done W are always energy in transit, whereas internal energy U is energy stored in a system. Give an example of each type of energy, and state specifically how it is either in transit or resides in a system.
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From the first law of thermodynamics, the heat is supplied to the system Q causes change in internal energy of the system ΔU and system may do some work W.
Q =ΔU + W
When soup is in a container on a gas stove, heat gets transferred from stove to container so this heat transfer is in transit. Due to heat transfer the container gets heated and transfers heat to liquid or soup inside it and causes evaporation of water inside soup, so the work done by container is also in transit. But the internal energy increased due to heating and it is stored in the container or system.
Textbook: College Physics
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
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