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The week ahead

The week ahead

Welcome to Week 1 of the course. During this first week, we introduce the first law of thermodynamics and derive the equations describing the first law.

To demonstrate the usefulness of these equations and apply them to calculate actual situations, the concept of heat capacities and their physical meaning are also discussed.

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