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In a thermodynamics process, what is the correct term for the series of states through which a system passes?

(a) Path

(b) Phase

(c) Cycle

(d) Direction

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This intriguing question comes from Single Variable Problems in division Single Variable Problems of Finite Element Method

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The correct option is (a) Path

Easy explanation: A thermodynamic path is series of states through which a system passes from an initial state of equilibrium to a final state of equilibrium and can be plotted on a pressure-volume (P-V), pressure-temperature (P-T), and temperature-entropy (T-s) diagrams to view graphically. Phase is a quantity of matter that can be separated mechanically from a heterogeneous mixture.

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