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First law of thermodynamics

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:40 pm
by Eugene Chung 3F
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.

Re: First law of thermodynamics

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:45 pm
by KC Madigan 1J
It's saying that heat is a form of energy, therefore the principle of conservation of energy applies to it.

Re: First law of thermodynamics

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:29 pm
by 005162520
How would you do the calculations for the first law of thermodynamics ?

Re: First law of thermodynamics

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:51 pm
by Nare Nazaryan 1F
It's basically conservation of energy (the universe is a closed system, therefore energy transfers but does not get lost).