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The First Law

  • Raza Tahir-Kheli
Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

That mechanical work generated heat energy was empirically known to the cave-man who rubbed rough dry kindling against each other to produce fire. Yet an understanding of what constituted heat energy did not come for aeons.

Keywords

Internal Energy State Function Heat Energy Isothermal Compressibility Adiabatic Process 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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