## First law of thermodynamics

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Eugene Chung 3F
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### First law of thermodynamics

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.

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### Re: First law of thermodynamics

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

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### Re: First law of thermodynamics

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

Nare Nazaryan 1F
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### Re: First law of thermodynamics

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