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ERIC Number: EJ901534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Friction Force: From Mechanics to Thermodynamics
Ferrari, Christian; Gruber, Christian
European Journal of Physics, v31 n5 p1159-1175 Sep 2010
We study some mechanical problems in which a friction force is acting on a system. Using the fundamental concepts of state, time evolution and energy conservation, we explain how to extend Newtonian mechanics to thermodynamics. We arrive at the two laws of thermodynamics and then apply them to investigate the time evolution and heat transfer of some significant examples. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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