The First Law of Thermodynamics


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The First Law of Thermodynamics
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INTRODUCTION The first law of thermodynamics is commonly called the conservation of energy. In elementary physics courses, the study of the conservation of energy emphasizes changes in kinetic and potential energy and their relationship to work. A more general form of conservation of energy includes the effects of heat transfer and internal energy changes. This more general form is usually called the first law of thermodynamics. Other forms of energy may also be included, such as electrostatic, magnetic, strain, and surface energy. We will …
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Merle C. Potter, PhD; Craig W. Somerton, PhD: Schaum's Outline of Thermodynamics for Engineers, Third Edition. The First Law of Thermodynamics, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export