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Fundamentals of Physics - Lecture 21

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Lecture 21 - Thermodynamics

This is the first of a series of lectures on thermodynamics. The discussion begins with understanding "temperature." Zeroth's law is introduced and explained. Concepts such as "absolute zero" and "triple point of water" are defined. Measuring temperature through a number of instruments is addressed as well as the different scales of measurement. The second half of the lecture is devoted to heat and heat transfer. Concepts such as "convection" and "conduction" are explained thoroughly.

Prof. Ramamurti Shankar
PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006)
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-04-11
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Problem Set 11 [PDF]
2. Problem Set 11 Solutions [PDF]



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