# Ch 16: Thermal Physics

Let us help you learn about thermal physics, including methods of heat transfer. These video lessons and quizzes are a portion of our high school physical science course materials.

## Thermal Physics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Use the lessons in this chapter to gain an understanding of the physical laws involving heat. You'll be guided through each video by experienced instructors who use real world examples to demonstrate each topic. The concepts covered include temperature scales, phase changes, heating curves and heat transfer. Other lessons look at how heat can cause expansion and why heat transfer occurs. The quizzes that accompany each video will allow you to assess your knowledge. By the conclusion of this chapter, you should be informed about the following:

• Fahrenheit and Celsius scales of measuring temperature
• What happens in a phase change
• Interpreting heating curves
• Thermal expansion
• Calculating heat capacity

Video Objective
Introduction to Thermal Physics Become familiar with basic concepts.
Temperature Scales: Fahrenheit and Celsius Define and understand two scale for measuring temperature.
Phase Changes and Heating Curves Describe what happens during a phase change and be able to interpret a heating curve.
Methods of Heat Transfer Describe and give examples of methods of heat transfer.
Heat Transfer and Phase Changes Understand the transfer of heat during a change of phase.
Thermal Expansion Understand the principles of thermal expansion.
Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity Calculate the heat that is transferred using temperature measurements and heat capacities.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Thermal Physics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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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