Introduction to Thermal physics

Thermal physics is the combined study of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory. This umbrella-subject is typically designed for physics students and functions to provide a general introduction to each of three core heat-related subjects.

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thermal physics

  • heat & temperature
    • temperature
    • thermal expansion
    • the atomic nature of matter
    • gas laws
    • kinetic-molecular theory
    • phases
  • calorimetry
    • sensible heat
    • latent heat
    • chemical potential energy
  • heat transfer
    • conduction
    • convection
    • radiation
  • thermodynamics
    • heat & work
    • pressure-volume diagrams
    • engines
    • refrigerators
    • energy & entropy
    • absolute zero