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Chapter 5

The Second Law of
Thermodynamics


Topics Reviewed

  1. Heat Engine
  2. The Second Law
  3. the Carnot Cycle
  4. Carnot Heat Engine
  5. Carnot Refrigerator and Heat Pump
 

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Case Intro: To help introduce and understand the basic principles, a case study is presented.

Theory: This section will review the basic principles and equations that you should know to answer the exam questions. It does not give detailed derivations of the theory.

Case Solution: The case study is solved in detail in this section. Graphics, narrations, animations, and equations are used to help you understand how the problem was solved.

Simulation: You can adjust several parameters of a given problem and learn how they affect the results.