In this Thermodynamics section of Physics we cover the topics listed in the table below, each topic has a written tutorial (which you can read on your screen, print to read or use a web reader), a video tutorial, revision notes, revision questions and supporting calculators which allow you to check your own computations and calculations.
|13.1||Temperature. The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics|
|13.3||Absorption of Heat|
|13.4||Calorimetry (Heat Transfer)|
|13.5||The First Law of Thermodynamics|
|13.6||The Kinetic Theory of Gases. Ideal Gases|
|13.7||Pressure, Temperature and RMS Speed|
|13.8||Molar Specific Heats and Degrees of Freedom|
|13.10||Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics|
In this section, thermodynamics concepts explained include like temperature, states of matter and changes in state, thermal energy, heat and heat exchange, thermal expansion and contraction, absorption of heat, methods of heat transfer, laws of thermodynamics, ideal gas and the laws pertaining to it (both general and specific). This section also explains important concepts of gases such as pressure, root mean square speed, molar specific heat, degrees of freedom, entropy, specific heat capacity and specific latent heat of fusion and vaporization.
In addition to the Thermodynamics tutorials, we also provide online Thermodynamics Calculators which allow you to calculate specific Thermodynamics formula in support of the tutorials or to check and verify your own calculations in support of your homework, coursework or thesis.
The following Physics Calculators are provided in support of the Thermodynamics tutorials.