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B.2. Thermodynamics

At GCSE we were happy with speed = distance/ time - an equation that is very useful when we talk about movement at a CONSTANT SPEED. If something is  accelerating, that equation is less useful. 

Now, at IB we start thinking about movement with CONSTANT ACCELERATION. For this, we have a set of equations you probably know as the SUVAT equations.

 

1st Law of Thermodynamics

Video Lessons

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (Core)
Isaac Physics
1st Law of Thermodynamics
3rd Law not relevant
Mr. G
B.2 Teaching Notes
B.2 Student Notes
Physics and Maths Tutor
Engineering Definitions
Engineering Key Points
Engineering Detailed Notes
Thermodynamics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different

Questions

Physics and Maths Tutor
1st Law (AQA 1)
1st Law MS (AQA 1)
A-Level Qs: overlapping content
 

pV Diagrams and Cyclic Processes

Video Lessons

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (Core)
IB Physics
Option B Notes (Core)
Mr. G
B.2 Teaching Notes
B.2 Student Notes
Mr. G
B.2 Teaching Notes
B.2 Student Notes
Physics and Maths Tutor
Engineering Definitions
Engineering Key Points
Engineering Detailed Notes
Thermodynamics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different
Physics and Maths Tutor
Engineering Definitions
Engineering Key Points
Engineering Detailed Notes
Thermodynamics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different

Questions

Physics and Maths Tutor
pV Diagrams (AQA 1)
pV Diagrams MS (AQA 1)
A-Level Qs: overlapping content
 

Carnot Cycles and Efficiency

There are 5 of these SUVAT equations.

Video Lessons

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (Core)
Mr. G
B.2 Teaching Notes
B.2 Student Notes
Physics and Maths Tutor
Engineering Definitions
Engineering Key Points
Engineering Detailed Notes
Thermodynamics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different

Questions

Physics and Maths Tutor
Engine Cycles (AQA 1)
Engine Cycles MS (AQA 1)
Non Flow Processes (AQA 1)
Non Flow Processes MS (AQA 1)
A-Level Qs: overlapping content
Physics and Maths Tutor
Reversed Heat Engines (AQA 1)
Reversed Heat Engines MS (AQA 1)
A-Level Qs: overlapping content
 

2nd Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy

Video Lessons

Resources

IB Physics
Option B Notes (Core)
Isaac Physics
2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy
3rd Law not relevant
Isaac Physics
Entropy
Level 6 Beyond IB
Mr. G
B.2 Teaching Notes
B.2 Student Notes
Physics and Maths Tutor
Engineering Definitions
Engineering Key Points
Engineering Detailed Notes
Thermodynamics Flashcards
A Level Resources - content slightly different

Questions

Physics and Maths Tutor
2nd Law (AQA 1)
2nd Law MS (AQA 1)
A-Level Qs: overlapping content
 

Additional Resources

Once you are completely confident with your SUVAT and have had some practice, we can start looking at motion in two dimensions, projectiles.