Ch 1: Laws of Thermodynamics Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Laws of Thermodynamics chapter of this Thermodynamics Study Guide course is the simplest way to master the laws of thermodynamics. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the laws of thermodynamics.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering thermodynamics material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about thermodynamics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding working with the laws of thermodynamics
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about thermodynamics
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Laws of Thermodynamics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Laws of Thermodynamics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any thermodynamics question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a laws of thermodynamics unit of a standard thermodynamics course. Topics covered include:

  • The first law of thermodynamics?
  • Units used to measure length, weight, capacity and time
  • Converting between Kelvin and Celsius temperature units
  • Applications of the second law of thermodynamics

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Laws of Thermodynamics Study Guide
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

1. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

2. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement

3. What is Temperature? - Definition & Measurement

In the most intuitive terms, temperature refers to how hot or cold something is. Learn more about temperature as a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems

4. 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.

Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and Celsius

5. Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and Celsius

Have you ever wondered what the lowest possible temperature is? In this lesson, you will learn what temperature measures. You will also be introduced to the Kelvin scale (an absolute scale) and learn how it relates to the Celsius scale.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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