You're Getting Warm: Thermodynamics
In This Chapter
Converting between temperature scales
Working with linear expansion
Calculating volume expansion
Using heat capacities
Understanding latent heat
Thermodynamics is the study of heat. It's what comes into play when you drop an ice cube into a cup of hot tea and wait to see what happens — if the ice cube or the tea wins out.
In physics, you often run across questions that involve thermodynamics in all sorts of situations. This chapter refreshes your understanding of the topic and lets you put it to use with practice problems that address thermodynamics from all angles.
Converting between Temperature Scales