Lecture 22 - The Boltzmann Constant and First Law of Thermodynamics

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
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This lecture continues the topic of thermodynamics, exploring in greater detail what heat is, and how it is generated and measured. The Boltzmann Constant is introduced. The microscopic meaning of temperature is explained. The First Law of Thermodynamics is presented.

Reading assignment:

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapters 19-22.

Resources: Problem Set 1 [PDF] Problem Set 11 Solutions [PDF]

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Comment1 chahat, October 2, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.:

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