Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 16 - Think and Explain - Page 317-318: 66



Work Step by Step

Warming a volume of air means we add energy. Expanding a volume of air, i.e., letting it expand, means the opposite: energy leaves the expanding air as it does work on the walls it is expanding against. The air cools down.
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