Joule Principle

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The thermal phenomena are events that occur around us every day and so are part of our common experience. We feel the changes in temperature throughout the day and perceive climate changes caused by variations in atmospheric pressure and temperature. We notice that the fire is the most striking manifestation of the daily thermal processes. We learn that it can be used to heat water and make it boil and discover its enormous potentiality to generate motion and useful work.


Mechanical Equilibrium Adiabatic Process Adiabatic Wall Free Expansion Thermal Phenomenon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
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  1. 1.Instituto de FisicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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