Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 18 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 330: 7



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Quasi-static means that the process is always in equilibrium. Isothermal means that the temperature does not change. However, just because the process ends and begins at the same temperature and is in equilibrium the entire time does not mean that the temperature never changes. Thus, it does not follow that it is necessarily isothermal.
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