The first law of thermodynamics is the application of the conservation of energy principle to heat a

The first law of thermodynamics is the application of the conservation of energy principle to heat a

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The first law of thermodynamics is the application of the conservation of energy principle to heat and thermodynamic processes. The first law makes use of the key concepts of internal energy, heat, and system work. It is used extensively in the discussion of heat engines. The standard unit for all these quantities
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Unformatted text preview: would be the joule, although they are sometimes expressed in calories. The total energy of the universe is constant Energy can be neither destroyed or created Energy can, however, be transferred from one substance to another or into various forms....
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Sayaki during the Spring '11 term at Brown College.

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