From the first law of thermodynamics:
A system has a heat source supplying heat to an ideal gas at a rate of 187.0 W and the gas is doing work at a rate of 130.9 W. At what rate is the internal (thermal) energy of the gas changing?
(a) 56.1 W
(b) 318 W
(c) 187 W
(d) -56.1 W
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