Ch 15: Physical Science - Thermal Physics: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Thermal Physics chapter of this High School Physical Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about thermal physics. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essential thermal physics concepts required in a typical high school physical science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other high school physical science work.
  • Identify the thermal physics concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our high school physical science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn thermal physics and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding thermal expansion, calorimetry, mechanisms of heat transfer or any other thermal physics topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their thermal physics unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in high school physical science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning thermal physics simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn thermal physics on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the fundamentals of thermal physics
  • Learn to measure temperature and convert its units
  • Switch between kelvins and celsius temperature units
  • Discuss what happens during heating curves and phase changes
  • Study the process of heat transfer and heat transfer mechanisms
  • Describe the importance of thermal expansion
  • Learn about calorimetry and the measuring of heat transfer

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Physical Science - Thermal Physics: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Introduction to Thermal Physics

1. Introduction to Thermal Physics

After watching this lesson you will be able to explain what thermal physics is, as well as the various areas of study and topics that make it up. A short quiz will follow.

Phase Changes and Heating Curves

2. Phase Changes and Heating Curves

Learn the phases - gas, liquid, solid and plasma. Learn what a phase diagram is and what terms describe the movement between phases: melting, sublimating, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and deposition. Discover why heating curves have plateaus, what a phase transition is, and what happens during this transition.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

3. 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.

Heat Transfer & Phase Changes

4. Heat Transfer & Phase Changes

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what heat transfer is and describe the various phase changes that can result from heat transfer in terms of the position of the molecules. You will also be able to give the names of those phase changes. A short quiz will follow.

Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

5. Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what thermal expansion is, why it is important, provide some examples of thermal expansion in real life and complete basic thermal expansion calculations. A short quiz will follow.

Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

6. Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

This video lesson explains the technique of calorimetry used to measure heat transfer in chemical reactions. You will see how different materials have different specific heat capacities. You will learn how to carry out heat calculations using a simple equation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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