Bloomfield, Philip E. Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; City College, City University of New York, New York, New York
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A constant-volume (isochoric) thermodynamic process in which the system is confined by mechanically rigid boundaries. No direct mechanical work can be done on the surroundings by a system with rigid boundaries; therefore the heat transferred into or out of the system equals the change of internal energy stored in the system. This change in the internal energy, in turn, is a function of the specific heat and the temperature change in the system as in Eq. (1),
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