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Energy Transferred and Conserved

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

Energy Transferred and Conserved

Taught by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Discover that the values for work and heat in a given system depend on the path taken to get to a particular state. But note that the sum of work and heat does not depend on the path; it is a constant. This remarkable fact is the foundation of the first law of thermodynamics.

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January 24, 2017

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d********m
February 7, 2016
Excellent focus on concepts vs. the math. This actually works better if you've already taken a thermodynamics course but either way, extremely well discussed.

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