# stoff- u. wärmedicht

## English translation: isolated

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 German term or phrase: stoff- u. wärmedicht English translation: isolated Entered by:

 19:44 Feb 26, 2001
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 German term or phrase: stoff- u. wärmedicht context: compression (of a refrigerant) Betrachtet man die Verdichtung in einem stoff- und wärmedichten Systemn, dann ist ihre Entropie bei einem reversiblen Prozeß konstant. Der Kompressionsvorgang wird hier also als isentrop angesehen, d.h. im Idealfall bleibt die gesamte erzeugte Wärme im Gas und wird nicht an die Umgebung abgegeben. I know wärmedicht is adiabatic, but can't find anything for stoffdicht, or for the combination. TIA, Beth
 Beth KantusUnited States Local time: 15:17
 See below Explanation:1.If there is NO MATTER EXCHANGE between the system and its surroundings than it is called CLOSED. 2.If there is NO ENERGY EXCHANGE between the system and its surroundings than it is called ADIABATIC. 3.If there is NIETHER MATTER NOR ENERGY EXCHANGE between the system and its surroundings than it is called ISOLATED. All the therms refer to thermodynamics. I am a nuclear physics engineer but let me add a piece of text on the Second Law of thermodynamics from the web: The second law of thermodynamics tells us that the entropy of an isolated system tends to increase with time. An isolated system is one in which matter and energy cannot enter. The earth is certainly not an isolated system because it receives a constant flow of energy from the sun. With the exception of a few meteorites and some cosmic dust, the earth is however a CLOSED system when it comes to matter. The order (entropy) in a CLOSED BUT NOT ISOLATED system can be maintained over time, but only if there is an external source of energy (Figure 3). Thus it is ultimately the energy of the sun which has allowed highly ordered and complex, organisms and civilizations to develop on earth. www.iclei.org/efacts/thermo.htm. so ...stoff- und warmedichten systemm = ..closed and adiabatic system / isolated system Good luck. Davorka.
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Davorka Grgic
Local time: 21:17
 Thanks very much for your very helpful answer. The detailed explanation and web reference are much appreciated!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Explanation:
1.If there is NO MATTER EXCHANGE between the system and its surroundings than it is called CLOSED.

2.If there is NO ENERGY EXCHANGE between the system and its surroundings than it is called ADIABATIC.

3.If there is NIETHER MATTER NOR ENERGY EXCHANGE between the system and its surroundings than it is called ISOLATED.

All the therms refer to thermodynamics.

I am a nuclear physics engineer but let me add a piece of text on the Second Law of thermodynamics from the web:

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that the entropy of an isolated system tends to increase with time. An isolated system is one in which matter and energy cannot enter. The earth is certainly not an isolated system because it receives a constant flow of energy from the sun. With the exception of a few meteorites and some cosmic dust, the earth is however a CLOSED system when it comes to matter. The order (entropy) in a CLOSED BUT NOT ISOLATED system can be maintained over time, but only if there is an external source of energy (Figure 3). Thus it is ultimately the energy of the sun which has allowed highly ordered and complex, organisms and civilizations to develop on earth.
www.iclei.org/efacts/thermo.htm.

so

...stoff- und warmedichten systemm = ..closed and adiabatic system / isolated system

Good luck.

Davorka.

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 Davorka GrgicLocal time: 21:17Native speaker of: Croatian, SpanishPRO pts in pair: 63
 Thanks very much for your very helpful answer. The detailed explanation and web reference are much appreciated!

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