Class 11 Physics Thermodynamics Introduction

Introduction

  • Thermodynamics is that branch of physics which deals with concepts of heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work.
  • We can also consider it as a macroscopic science which deals with bulk systems and tells us about system as a whole.
  • In this chapter we will learn about the laws of thermodynamics which describes the system in terms of macroscopic variables, reversible and irreversible processes. Finally we will also learn on what principle heat engines, refrigerators and Carnot engine work.

 

Examples: - Refrigerator, steam engine

Refrigerator

 

Steam Engine

 

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