Thermal Physics

Tesfaye, T. (Tilahun)



The central concepts of this module (Thermal Physics) are heat and temperature. The module begins with the study of temperature and its units of measurement. Activities related to the second unit will guide you to distinguish between heat and temperature; to study the concept of heat, the mechanisms of heat flow, the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a given object, and the relation between heat and work (Energy). The concepts of temperature and heat will be utilized in the study of gases and the kinetic theory of gasses. The activities at the end of the module will further consolidate theories. The study of heat engines is included as an application to supplement comprehension of theories on heat and temperature

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African Virtual University (AVU)

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