In this chapter you will learn a little more about thermodynamic principles. You
will then investigate how those principles are applied to the scientific modelling of
the enhanced greenhouse effect, which scientis
Due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the Earth is getting
warmer. The last two decades of the twentieth century were the warmest for over
400 years. In 2014, the Earth was the warmest since records began
Unit 1 - Physics
Expectations, Kinetic Particle model, Zeroth law, temperature
A new study design compared to previous years.
All of the topics have had minor changes and there are new topics
Physics seeks to u
Electromagnetic spectrum and Weins law
1. A sea breeze is formed by the differences in temperature between the sea and
the land. Explain why the sea breeze changes direction between the day and
2. How could we calculate
The average daily food intake of a certain 70 kg person is 8 MJ.
Estimate the rise in body temperature if the specific heat capacity is
3400 J/kg.K and the food is directly converted to heat.
1. Determine the change in internal energy of a glass of water if 20.5 J
of work was done by stirring and 35.25 J of heat was transferred
from your hands through the glass.
2. Even on a cold day the sea has a much gr
Physics Ignition 2016 Holiday Homework
To prepare yourself for 2016 you are to complete the four activities described below and have them ready
to submit in week 2 of term 1 2016.
1. Greenhouse effect
Read Chapter Section 2.1
Construct a flowchart
Balwyn High School
Year 11 Physics Unit 1
Investigating temperature changes Thermodynamics in action!
Energy can be transferred by conduction, convention and radiation. If you accidentally touch a hotplate, you will find out
quickly and painf
First Law of Thermodynamics
The conservation of energy principles states that the total energy of an isolated system is
constant and therefore
Total kinetic and potential energy of the system
Average kinetic energy is as