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Thermoregulation is the maintenance of body temperature. Heat can enter the body from the environment, leave the body from sweating, respiration or blood vessels in the skin, and is generated by the body through metabolism and muscle contraction. Consider the body to be the system.

For the following quantities (a) and (b) below:

  1. Identify the system as open or closed, and state why.
  2. Identify the system as steady state or non-steady state, and state why.
  3. Identify the system as reacting or non-reacting, and state why.
  4. Write a balancing equation (reduced so that only the non-zero terms are included) for the quantity of interest.
  1. Heat (Q).

  1. Energy (E).
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