# Change in the Gas Internal Energy Calculator

The Change in the Gas Internal Energy Calculator will calculate the:

1. Change in the internal energy of gas inside a cylinder when the First Law of Thermodynamics is applied
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 The change in the internal energy of gas inside a cylinder is J ∆U = Q - m × g × (y - y0)∆U = - × × ( - )∆U = - × × ∆U = Mass of piston (m) = kg Initial height of piston (y0) = Final height of piston (y) = m Gravitational field strength (g) = m/s2 Heat supplied to or given off by the system (Q) = J

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## Change in the internal energy of gas Formula and Calculation

∆U = Q - m × g × (y - y0)

The change in the internal energy of gas formula derives from the mathematical expression of the First Law of Thermodynamics.

∆U = Q - Wby the system

You must consider the following factors when using the First Law of Thermodynamics:

1. ΔU is positive if the internal energy increases. (Temperature increases).
2. ΔU is negative if the internal energy decreases. (Temperature decreases).
3. Q is positive if heat is added to the system.
4. Q is negative if heat flows out of the system.
5. Wby the system is positive when work is done by the gas to lift the piston.
6. Wby the system is negative when work is done on the gas, which results in a decrease in the volume.

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