The First Law
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)
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.
KeywordsInternal Energy State Function Heat Energy Isothermal Compressibility Adiabatic Process
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