Chapter 20: Heat

Study Plan

In this chapter, we will consider questions such as:

  • At what rate does thermal energy flow through a brick wall? (Example 6, page 639)
  • How well does additional insulation reduce the flow of thermal energy through the wall? (Example 7, page 640)
  • The flow of thermal energy through a window can be reduced by using two layers of glass with a layer of gas between them. What gas is best? (Checkup 20.5, Question 2, page 647)

Organize

  1. Prepare for lecture by reading the assigned sections from Chapter 20 in your textbook or ebook. This will provide an organizing framework for concepts introduced in lecture, and help you take better notes.
  2. Take the checkup quiz and work the Checkup questions in your textbook to assess your understanding of basic concepts. Take note of any topics you need to review further.
  3. Review the Examples from your textbook. These progress from simple to complex, and provide concrete illustrations of the concepts discussed.
  4. Review the Problem Solving Techniques Temperature Units; Thermal Expansion from your textbook.

Learn

  1. Re-read Chapter 20 and review your lecture notes.
  2. Access the Online Concept Tutorials given for this chapter. Tutorials use animation and interactive exercises to help develop your understanding of fundamental topics.
  3. Use the FlashCards to test your memory for new key terms and equations.
  4. Work the end of chapter Problems and Review Problems assigned by your instructor. If your instructor has assigned SmartWork online homework, login from the right navigation pane.

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