## Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

We use the first law of thermodynamics. $$\Delta U = Q-W$$ If the gas is compressed adiabatically, Q=0. $$\Delta U = -W$$ The compression means that work was done on the gas, so the work done by the system, W, is negative. We see that the change in internal energy is a positive quantity, meaning the internal energy of the gas increased, so the temperature increased.