TP: Characterizing problem regions

Characterizing problem regions

Depending on the definition of our boundary, systems can be characterized in several ways.

DEFINITION:

An open system is one where both mass and energy may cross the boundaries of the systems. Examples: pipes, turbines

DEFINITION:

A closed system is one where only energy may cross the boundaries (that is, mass cannot cross the boundary). Examples: an oven, this classroom

DEFINITION:

An isolated system is one which does not allow mass or energy to cross its boundaries.

Outcome

Define open system, closed system, and isolated system