Thermodynamics Essays

Thermal Physics

On this essay I am going to investigate about how thermal physics interfere with the construction of railways. I was given the possibility to choose between explaining how thermal physics is used in the design of railways or roads and bridges. I chose to explain how it is used in railways because I find it particular more interesting. After that, I will explain what Thermal Expansion is. Posteriorly I will be discussing the physics role when designing railways. To complete…

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The First Law of Thermodynamics

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it can only be converted from one form to another. This can be illustrated using the example of steam power. Thermal energy is stored in steam. This steam can be used to drive an steam engine which converts this thermal energy in the steam into kinetic energy of the unit (say steam driven train). In thermal power plants, fossil fuel is burnt to produce steam and…

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