Thermodynamics 1st 2nd 3rd Law

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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Grace Han 2K
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Thermodynamics 1st 2nd 3rd Law

Postby Grace Han 2K » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:14 pm

Can someone explain what the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd law of thermodynamics mean (how they differ)?

Justin Lau 1D
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Re: Thermodynamics 1st 2nd 3rd Law

Postby Justin Lau 1D » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:21 pm

The first law just says that the internal energy of an isolated system doesn't change i.e. energy is conserved. The second law states that the entropy increases in an isolated system for any spontaneous process. Finally, the third law says that as the temperature approaches 0 Kelvins, the entropy of a system also approaches a constant value.

torieoishi1A
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Re: Thermodynamics 1st 2nd 3rd Law

Postby torieoishi1A » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:41 pm

1ST: Law of Conservation of Energy-energy can't be created nor destroyed; it can only be transferred from one form to another. Equation: deltaU=q+w
2ND: Entropy of any isolated system always increases, going to maximum entropy.
3RD: Entropy of a system approaches a constant value as temperature approaches 0K.


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