THERMODYNAMICS

ESTIMATED TIME: 1.5 WEEKS

Reading Assignment:
Giancoli's 5/6e: Sections 15.1, 15.2,  15.4, and 15.5
Walker 2e: Sections 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 18.5, and 18.6

Homework:
Giancoli's 5e, Ch. 15: 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 17, 19, 21, 25
Giancoli's 6e, Ch. 15: 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 17, 18, 21, 27
Walker 2e Ch. 18: 5, 15, 16, 18, 24, 26

TEACHING RESOURCES:

DEMOS
LABS
SIMULATIONS

- PV Processes

LECTURE NOTES

- First Law of Thermodynamics
- Heat engines
- Entropy and the Second Law

KEY ITEMS:

• The main difficulty students experience in this topic is
dealing with the signs of the processes.  Positive work (W)
is work done on the system and positive heat (Q) is heat
added to the system.

AP PAST EXAMINATIONS

Heat and Thermodynamics:
Multiple-Choice:
84MC30*,31,32,33,34,50, 88MC19,22,23,24,25,26,48,49,50,70; 93MC23; 98MC22,23,24,52,53
Free-Response:
83B4,86B5,89B4,96B7,99B7,01B6, 03B5, 03bB5, 04B5,04Bb5, 05B6,05Bb6, 06B5,06Bb5,07B5,07Bb5

* = This topic reduced in scope and emphasis starting in 2002.