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Perpetual Motion: Definition & Overview

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Which of the following is/are examples of perpetual motion of the first kind?

I. The drinking bird toy

II. An engine that runs forever on one power source

III. An engine that runs by taking energy from a cold source to a hot source

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1.

Which of the following is/are NOT examples of perpetual motion?

I. The drinking bird toy

II. An engine that runs forever on one power source

III. An engine that runs by taking energy from a cold source to a hot source

2.

Which of the following is/are examples of perpetual motion of the second kind?

I. The drinking bird toy

II. An engine that runs forever on one power source

III. An engine that runs by taking energy from a cold source to a hot source

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the science behind perpetual motion and is such a phenomenon possible? You will need to be able to identify examples of the laws of thermodynamics used to explain this concept in order to answer the questions in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • An example or examples of:
    • Perpetual motion
    • Perpetual motion of the first kind
    • Perpetual motion of the second kind
  • Who stated that heat transfer can only occur from the hotter body to the colder body

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the laws of thermodynamics relevant to perpetual motion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about perpetual motion of the first kind
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding perpetual motion of the second kind

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Perpetual Motion: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define perpetual motion
  • Identify the two types of perpetual motion
  • Explain the two laws of thermodynamics involved in the concept of perpetual motion
  • Note how these two laws make perpetual motion impossible
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