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Thermodynamics, First Law

Last updated: June 2, 2017

What Does Thermodynamics, First Law Mean?

The first law of thermodynamics is a version of the law of conservation of energy that is applied to thermodynamics, as the principles are essentially the same. It deals specifically with the quantity of available energy in energy conservation. The law states that when dealing with any type of energy (in thermodynamics we are dealing with thermal energy), energy cannot be destroyed or created, but can only be transformed to another form of energy of moved to a different location.

Safeopedia Explains Thermodynamics, First Law

Thermodynamics involves the study of thermal energy or heat, how it effects matter and its relationship with other forms of energy. Energy conservation deals with all different forms of energy and some of the principles can be applied to thermodynamics. An example is the first law of thermodynamics. This law deals with the quantity of available energy in that it shows that the quantity of available energy remains the same, but can be moved or transformed.


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