These Physics I lecture notes cover the definition of a thermodynamic cycle; finding work and heat for each leg of a thermodynamic cycle; isothermal cycle; reversibility of a cycle; heat engines and efficiency, with equation; efficiency of an isothermal cycle; maximum thermodynamic efficiency and Carnot limit; refrigerators and heat pumps; second law of thermodynamics defined.

Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004

Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow

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