The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics


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The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
10113041011122The First and Second Laws of ThermodynamicsThermodynamics is concerned with how energy flows between different systems. As a result, it has important consequences for fields as diverse as engineering, biology, meteorology, and, of course, chemistry and physics. I will focus on applying thermodynamics to gases since this is a good way to make the ideas clear. For the ideal gases I will discuss a state of the system as characterized by the values of temperature, pressure, and volume for the system. I will discuss different thermodynamic processes by means of which a system changes from one state to another.
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Michael Browne: Schaum's Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science, Third Edition. The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export