Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics

  1. What is thermodynamics? What are the different laws of thermodynamics? What is their significance and scope?
  2. State zeroth law of thermodynamics and explain its importance in measurement of temperature.
  3. Exlain clausius inequality and prove it.
  4. State the first law of thermodynamics.
  5. Define engine efficiency and COP of a heat pump and a refrigerator. Prove that COP of heat pump is more than COP of refriferator.
  6. State and explain the second law of thermodynamics.