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AP Physics 2: Thermal Equilibrium & Entropy - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll learn about the basics of thermal equilibrium and entropy by exploring the formula for thermal equilibrium, the second law of thermodynamics and the equation for entropy. Find out how much you understand about these physics concepts with help from multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam. While reviewing the lessons, feel free to send our experts any questions about specific topics. When finished with this chapter, you will be able to:
- Define and use the formula for thermal equilibrium
- Explain how a system approaches thermal equilibrium
- Discuss the second law of thermodynamics, entropy and systems
- Apply the concept of entropy to real-world scenarios
1. Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example
In this lesson, you will learn what thermal equilibrium is, discover an equation that relates to thermal equilibrium, and go over an example of its use. A short quiz will follow.
2. How a System Approaches Thermal Equilibrium
After reading this lesson, you'll understand the processes that are happening at the atomic level when you turn on your heater in the winter and when you turn on your air conditioner in the summer.
3. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems
In this lesson, we'll learn about the second law of thermodynamics. By studying this law, you'll understand how energy works and why we're all moving towards eventual chaos and disorder.
4. Entropy: Equation & Calculations
After watching this lesson, you will be able to apply the concept of entropy to real life situations and complete calculations of entropy for a closed system. A short quiz will follow.
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