Episode 605: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Produced by the Institute of Physics, this learning episode includes discussions, demonstrations and questions which introduce students to thermodynamics. These include compressing and expanding gases, adiabatic and isothermal changes.
The activities look at:
* the first law of thermodynamics and energy conservation
* understanding the relationship between internal energy, thermal energy and work done on the system
* expanding and compressing gases
* adiabatic and isothermal changes