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Ch 11: NYSTCE Physics: Heat, Energy & Thermodynamics

About This Chapter

Watch these lesson videos to prepare for questions on the NYSTCE Physics test about the nature of heat and the transfer of energy through thermodynamic processes. After reviewing the engaging videos, use the corresponding assessment quizzes to test your understanding.

NYSTCE Physics: Heat, Energy & Thermodynamics - Chapter Summary

Watching these videos can help you improve your understanding of thermodynamics. In them, expert instructors discuss the properties of heat, mechanisms of heat transference, and the laws and theories that describe thermodynamics. These lessons can prepare you for questions on the NYSTCE Physics test about:

  • Heat and temperature
  • Expressions of heat changes
  • Conduction, convection and radiation
  • Endothermic and exothermic reactions
  • Equations for thermal expansion
  • Forms of energy related to heat
  • Laws and theories of thermodynamics
  • Equations of the Carnot cycle

For another way to review the material presented in this chapter, try reading over the lesson transcripts that present the same information in a written format. To further increase your understanding of thermodynamics, complete the quizzes in each lesson. With your quiz results, identify areas of weakness then fortify these areas by using video tags to return the key points in the lesson videos.

NYSTCE Physics: Heat, Energy & Thermodynamics Objectives

Physics teachers seeking certification in the state of New York are required to take the NYSTCE Physics test. This is a computer-based exam with 90 multiple-choice and one constructed-response question and is administered in a four-hour and 15-minute testing session. Twenty-three percent of the questions are part of the mechanics and thermodynamics subarea. The objective of this chapter is to prepare you for questions in that section on thermodynamics through our engaging series of lesson videos and quizzes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 11: NYSTCE Physics: Heat, Energy & Thermodynamics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

1. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

2. Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Explore a chemical reaction at the molecular level. Learn about exothermic and endothermic reactions, what they look like and what happens when they occur. Understand enthalpy and how you can use it to predict whether a reaction will be exothermic or endothermic.

Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

3. Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what thermal expansion is and discover an equation for calculating how much different materials expand. You'll look at a number of examples of thermal expansion. A short quiz will follow.

What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

4. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

5. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

Forms of Energy: Thermal, Radiant, Chemical, Electric & Nuclear Energy

6. Forms of Energy: Thermal, Radiant, Chemical, Electric & Nuclear Energy

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what energy is, and describe in detail thermal, radiant, chemical, electric and nuclear energy. A short quiz will follow.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

7. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

What makes a gas ideal? What types of characteristics do ideal gases have? In this lesson, we will discuss the many characteristics of gases and how knowing the microscopic properties of gas particles will help you understand the macroscopic properties of a gas.

The Laws of Thermodynamics

8. The Laws of Thermodynamics

Learn about the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Find out how energy is generated, how it converts from one form to another, and what happens to energy in a closed system.

The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

9. The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

After watching this video, you will be able to state the zeroth law of thermodynamics, what it means, and why it is important. A short quiz will follow.

Efficiency & the Carnot Cycle: Equations & Examples

10. Efficiency & the Carnot Cycle: Equations & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the Carnot Cycle, including what it represents and how it works, and calculate the efficiency of a particular Carnot engine. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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