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These Physics I lecture notes cover the definition of a thermodynamic cycle; finding work and heat for each leg of a thermodynamic cycle; isothermal cycle; reversibility of a cycle; heat engines and efficiency, with equation; efficiency of an isothermal cycle; maximum thermodynamic efficiency and Carnot limit; refrigerators and heat pumps; second law of thermodynamics defined.
Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004
Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow
Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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