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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Energy in Thermal Processes Energy Transfer When two objects of different temperatures are placed in thermal contact, the temperature of the warmer decreases and the temperature of the cooler increases The energy exchange ceases when the objects reach thermal equilibrium The concept of energy was broadened from just mechanical to include internal Made Conservation of Energy a universal law of nature Heat Compared to Internal Energy Important to distinguish between them They are not interchangeable They mean very different things when used in physics Internal Energy Internal Energy , U, is the energy associated with the microscopic components of the system Includes kinetic and potential energy associated with the random translational, rotational and vibrational motion of the atoms or molecules Also includes any potential energy bonding the particles together Heat Heat is the transfer of energy between a system and its environment because of...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course PHY 2053 taught by Professor Buchler during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.

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chapter11 - Chapter 11 Energy in Thermal Processes Energy...

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