Thermodynamics, Law One Conservation Of Energy ( Heat Engine )

840 Words Oct 16th, 2015 4 Pages
Thermodynamics is used in our everyday lives, from melting ice cubes gravitating the heat from the ice to its equilibrium, and from sweating in crowded room transferring the heat from your body to sweat because of all the warm bodies crowding the room, and also to simple things like flipping a light switch, which relies on electricity to turn it on. The laws of thermodynamics are needed in our lives and are used so much that if we did not have the three distinct laws of thermodynamics society would not be able to function as well as it does now. This paper is about the three different laws of thermodynamics, law one conservation of energy (heat engine), law two involving isolated systems and law three including temperatures approaching zero figuring out the consequences and benefits it has on society. The assignment will touch on these three topics by using examples to support the claims that are made throughout this essay.
The first law of thermodynamics states that heat is a form of energy, and thermodynamic processes are therefore subject to the principle of conservation of energy. This means that heat energy cannot be created or destroyed. This means that any energy in the universe is constant and will not stop. For example, a pendulum moves once put in motion but will gradually slow down over time and eventually come to a rest, but if it could keep a steady motion the pendulum would use energy and transfer heat because of friction. Due to the first law of…

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