Test 1 will cover the material presented in modules 1-3.
You must be able to:
- Use the relationship between force and pressure.
- Describe how pressure in a liquid changes with depth.
- Calculate the buoyant force on an object using Archimedes' principle.
- Analyze fluid flow using Bernoulli's equation.
- Characterize laminar viscous flow using as Poiseuille's law.
- Distinguish between laminar and turbulent flow.
- Describe what characterizes turbulent flow.
- Convert between various temperature scales.
- Use the ideal gas law to relate pressure, volume, and temperature of a gas.
- Calculate the amount thermal expansion of solids and liquids due to a changes in temperature.
- Understand the microscopic model which yields the ideal gas law.
- Describe the characteristics of different types of heat transfer mechanisms.
- Use the law of heat conduction to solve heat-flow problems.
- Work problems involving the specific heat capacity of a substance.
- Calculate the amount of heat transferred to or from a substance during phase transitions.
- Define relative humidity.
- Define adiabatic, isobaric, isothermal and isometric processes.
- State the second law of thermodynamics in various ways.
- Apply the second law of thermodynamics to find the maximum possible efficiency of heat engines.
- Calculate the maximum coefficient of performance of a heat pump or a refrigerator.
- Define changes in entropy and to explain the connection between entropy and disorder.
Prepare for the test by reviewing assignments 1 - 8.
Please take the practice tests on Canvas. You can take these tests as often
as you want. No score is kept. Each problem contains hints for incorrect answers.
During the test you can use a calculator, the formula sheet, scratch paper
and copies of the fundamental constants and conversions provided on Canvas under