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Adiabatic vs. Polytropic

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Adiabaticadjective

That occurs without gain or loss of heat (and thus with no change in entropy, in the quasistatic approximation).

Polytropicadjective

(physics) of any change in the thermodynamic properties of a gas in which its specific heat remains constant

Adiabaticadjective

That involves the slow change of the Hamiltonian of a system from its initial value to a final value.

Polytropicadjective

(maths) many-valued

Adiabaticnoun

An adiabatic curve or graph

Adiabaticadjective

Not giving out or receiving heat.

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Adiabaticadjective

occurring without loss or gain of heat;

‘adiabatic expansion’;

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