First Law of Thermodynamics What is first law of thermodynamics? What does it do? What is the equation? How do I use it?
First Law – Signs Signs of the terms in the equation Q Positive if energy is transferred to the system by heat Negative if energy is transferred out of the system by heat W Positive if work is done on the system Negative if work is done by the system U Positive if the temperature increases Negative if the temperature decreases
Second Law of Thermodynamics What is the second law? What does it do? How do I use it?
Types of Thermal Processes Isobaric Pressure stays constant Horizontal line on the PV diagram Isovolumetric Volume stays constant Vertical line on the PV diagram Isothermal Temperature stays the same Adiabatic No heat is exchanged with the surroundings
Example How much work is done by an ideal gas in expanding isothermally from an initial volume of 3 liters at 20 atm to a final volume of 24 liters?
Example You have one and half hour before guest start arriving to your party when you suddenly realized that you forgot to buy ice for your drinks. You quickly put 1.0 L of water at 10 degree Celsius into your ice cube tray and pop them into the freezer. Will you have ice for your guest. The label on your refrigerator states that COP=5.5 and power rating 550W. Assume that only 10% of power contributes to freezing water.
Example Find the efficiency of an Otto cycle shown in the figure and express the answer in terms of the ratio R=V a /V b.