First Law of Thermodynamics

  • Bahman Zohuri
  • Patrick McDaniel


The first law of thermodynamics states that the total energy of a system remains constant, even if it is converted from one form to another.

Supplementary material


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    M.C. Potter, C.W. Somerton, Thermodynamics for Engineers, 2nd edn. (McGraw-Hill Schaum's Outlines Series, New York, 2006)Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
    • 1
  • Patrick McDaniel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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