This web page is an interactive physics simulation on the cycles a refrigerator goes through. The user can see that this cycle requires work to move heat, as compared to an engine moving heat to do work.
This is part of a collection of similar simulation-based student activities.
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: P-V Diagram for a Refrigerator %V 2023 %N 3 October 2023 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c28_cooling_PVdiagram.html
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