Quantcast

Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

JeanetteBaker Group Title

Does anyone have a good way to remember adiabatic vs diabatic, isothermal vs isobaric and isentropic? I'm not asking what them mean. I just have a hard to memorizing things sometimes, and I was wondering if there is something akin to a mnemonic device or something to help memorize different thermodynamics terms. Thanks!

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Open
  1. gsoda Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    i would play etymologist. look up the meanings of these words "iso" originates from greek and it means "equal" or "constant". for example "iso-baric" means "constant pressure" the "bar" part of "isobar" comes from greek as well, it means "weight". well, weight is a force (due to gravity), and pressure is force divided by volume. so isobaric means constant pressure. for good mnemonics, ask the people who study for the MCAT.

    • one year ago
  2. gsoda Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    isobar: http://translate.google.com/?hl=en&tab=TT#el/en/%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%BF%CF%82%20%CE%B2%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%82

    • one year ago
  3. KenCoffman Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    This might sound stupid, but you could use Evernote on your phone or tablet to carry around the stuff you can't memorize or try making yellow sticky notes placed at various places where you'll see them and get the information refreshed until they sink in. I think memorization is over-relied on, you'll remember the things you use. Beyond that, remember the basic concepts, not the names, and you'll be fine.

    • one year ago
  4. moradi312 Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    when term "iso" comes beginning of word it means equal or same.like isobaric process, this word describe a process that during this process pressure is constant or isoentropic related to enthropy.

    • 4 months ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.