First law of thermodynamics


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Eugene Chung 3F
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First law of thermodynamics

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:40 pm

Could someone explain what the first law of thermodynamics states conceptually? I get how to do the calculations but don't quite get what exactly the law is.

KC Madigan 1J
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Re: First law of thermodynamics

Postby KC Madigan 1J » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:45 pm

It's saying that heat is a form of energy, therefore the principle of conservation of energy applies to it.

005162520
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Re: First law of thermodynamics

Postby 005162520 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:29 pm

How would you do the calculations for the first law of thermodynamics ?

Nare Nazaryan 1F
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Re: First law of thermodynamics

Postby Nare Nazaryan 1F » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:51 pm

It's basically conservation of energy (the universe is a closed system, therefore energy transfers but does not get lost).


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