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13a Heat engines

Here I introduce the concept of the heat engine. I define the source and the sink. I then use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to derive the Carnot efficiency. I then point out that the…

From  Stephen Beck on February 4th, 2021 0 likes 0 plays 0  

13g Example of throttle and HX

Here I go through the two examples of a throttle and a heat exchanger. I look at the energy equation, and solve that. THen I look at the rate of entropy production. It is positive in both cases…

From  Stephen Beck on January 20th, 2021 0 likes 0 plays 0  

11b Introduction to the second law 2

Here I describe what is hapenning in the two videos of the kid falling off the bike and the kid falling off the bike in reverse. I describe the natural order of things beign that order decreases and…

From  Stephen Beck on January 19th, 2021 0 likes 5 plays 0  

11a Introduction to the second law

Here I show a series of irreversible processes. I discuss how in each case high quality energy is converted into lower quality energy and that this is inevitable. I introduce the concept of entropy.

From  Stephen Beck on January 19th, 2021 0 likes 7 plays 0  

7a Overview of the Thermodynamics course

Here I introduce the course, and inform student how they should be studying. I show the week by week plan . Then I go through the syllabus and pick up some of the fundamental concepts I will be…

From  Stephen Beck on January 18th, 2021 0 likes 162 plays 0  

11c Second law processes and the T-s diagram

Here I introduce the T-s diagram for ideal gasses. I show that an isentropic expansion is a vertical upward line on this and an isentropic compression is a vertical downward line. I then show that in…

From  Stephen Beck on March 16th, 2020 0 likes 211 plays 0