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When matter is compressed, does compression always generate heat?
Quote from: jammie001 on 21/09/2011 03:03:19When matter is compressed, does compression always generate heat?Yes, I believe so. I can't think of a counter example at the moment
An interesting effect of rubber bands in thermodynamics is that stretching a rubber band will cause it to release heat (press it against your lips), while releasing it after it has been stretched will lead it to absorb heat, causing its surroundings to become cooler.