Physics 1135 (Engineering Physics I)

Lecture 29: First Law of Thermodynamics

Objectives: In this lecture, students will learn to
  • define thermodynamic work
  • relate the state variables for the ideal gas through an equation of state
  • distinguish between isobaric, isothermal, isochoric and adiabatic processes
  • formulate the 1st Law of Thermodynamics
  • apply the 1st Law of Thermodynamics to special processes for an ideal gas
  • distinguish between monoatomic and diatomic gases
Lecture Notes:

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Introduction lec29_1.mp4
Thermodynamic work and First Law of Thermodynamics lec29_2.mp4 with captions
Ideal Gas lec29_3.mp4 with captions
Isochoric (V=const) process lec29_4.mp4 with captions
Isobaric (p=const) process lec29_5.mp4 with captions
Isothermal (T=const) process lec29_6.mp4 with captions
Constant V vs constant p; monoatomic vs diatomic gases lec29_7.mp4 with captions
Adiabatic process lec29_8.mp4

Homework assignment: HW #29