Chapter 11: Heat

Study guide - Thermal physics

Video (MIT) - Lecture 32: Heat & thermal expansion

Topic 11.1: Definitions and units of heat

Objective: Students should be able to:
  1. define heat.
  2. distinguish between the various units of heat.
  3. define the mechanical equivalent of heat.

Video (Veritasium) - Misconceptions about heat

Tutorial (Univ. of California) - Mechanical equillivant of heat

Video (Eureka) - Episode 28: Heat as energy

Topic 11.2: Specific heat & calorimetery

Tutorial (Univ. of California) - Specific & latent heat

Students should understand the “mechanical equivalent of heat” so they can determine how much heat can be produced by the performance of a specified quantity of mechanical work.

Topic 11.3: Phase changes and latent heat


Video (Eureka) - Episode 18: Evaporation and condensation

Topic 11.4: Heat transfer

Tutorial (Univ. of California) - Heat transfer & thermal expansion

Students should understand heat transfer and thermal expansion, so they can:
  1. Calculate how the flow of heat through a slab of material is affected by changes in the thickness or area of the slab, or the temperature difference between the two faces of the slab.
  2. Analyze what happens to the size and shape of an object when it is heated.
  3. Analyze qualitatively the effects of conduction, radiation, and convection in thermal processes.

Video (Eureka) - Episode 24: Conduction

Video (Eureka) - Episode 27: Convection

Video (Eureka) - Episode 29: Radiation waves

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