VCE Physics/Unit 1/AoS 1/Temperature, energy, heat and work

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Introduction[edit]

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Relevant Dot Points from the Study Design[edit]

  • investigate and apply theoretically and practically the First Law of Thermodynamics to simple situations: Q = U + W
  • explain internal energy as the energy associated with random disordered motion of molecules
  • distinguish between conduction, convection and radiation with reference to heat transfers within and between systems
  • investigate and analyse theoretically and practically the energy required to
    • raise the temperature of a substance: Q = mcΔT
    • change the state of a substance: Q = mL
  • explain why cooling results from evaporation using a simple kinetic energy model