Lectures (Video)

- 1. Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics
- 2. Vectors in Multiple Dimensions
- 3. Newton's Laws of Motion
- 4. Inclined Planes
- 5. Work-Energy Theorem and Law of Conservation of Energy
- 6. Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions
- 7. Kepler's Laws
- 8. Dynamics of Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum
- 9. Rotations, Part I: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
- 10. Rotations, Part II: Parallel Axis Theorem
- 11. Torque
- 12. Introduction to Relativity
- 13. Lorentz Transformation
- 14. Introduction to the Four-Vector
- 15. Four-Vector in Relativity
- 16. Taylor Series and Other Mathematical Concepts
- 17. Simple Harmonic Motion
- 18. Introduction to Waves
- 19. Waves
- 20. Fluid Dynamics, Statics and Bernoulli's Equation
- 21. Thermodynamics
- 22. Boltzmann Constant and First Law of Thermodynamics
- 23. Second Law of Thermodynamics and Carnot's Engine
- 24. Entropy

## Fundamentals of Physics - Lecture 23

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Lecture 23 - Second Law of Thermodynamics and Carnot's Engine
Why does a dropped egg that spatters on the floor not rise back to your hands even though no laws prohibit it? The answer to such irreversibility resides the Second Law of Thermodynamics which explained in this and the next lecture. The Carnot heat engine is discussed in detail to show how there is an upper limit to the efficiency of heat engines and how the concept of entropy arises from macroscopic considerations.
Prof. Ramamurti Shankar
PHYS 20 Fundamentals of Physics (Fall, 2006) (Yale University: Open Yale) http://oyc.yale.edu Date accessed: 2009-04-11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA |