



This law was postulated in the 1930s, after the first and second laws of thermodynamics had been developed and named. It is called the
zeroth law because it comes logically before the first and second laws (discussed in
Thermodynamics ). An example of this law in action is seen in babies in incubators: babies in incubators normally have very few clothes on, so to an observer they look as if they may not be warm enough. However, the temperature of the air, the cot, and the baby is the same, because they are in thermal equilibrium, which is accomplished by maintaining air temperature to keep the baby comfortable.
Does the temperature of a body depend on its size?
No, the system can be divided into smaller parts each of which is at the same temperature. We say that the temperature is an
intensive quantity. Intensive quantities are independent of size.
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Section summary
 Temperature is the quantity measured by a thermometer.
 Temperature is related to the average kinetic energy of atoms and molecules in a system.
 Absolute zero is the temperature at which there is no molecular motion.
 There are three main temperature scales: Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin.
 Temperatures on one scale can be converted to temperatures on another scale using the following equations:
${T}_{\text{\xba}\text{F}}=\frac{9}{5}{T}_{\text{\xba}\text{C}}+\text{32}$
${T}_{\text{\xba}\text{C}}=\frac{5}{9}\left({T}_{\text{\xba}\text{F}}\text{32}\right)$
${T}_{\text{K}}={T}_{\text{\xba}\text{C}}+\text{273}\text{.}\text{15}$
${T}_{\text{\xba}\text{C}}={T}_{\text{K}}\text{273}\text{.}\text{15}$
 Systems are in thermal equilibrium when they have the same temperature.
 Thermal equilibrium occurs when two bodies are in contact with each other and can freely exchange energy.
 The zeroth law of thermodynamics states that when two systems, A and B, are in thermal equilibrium with each other, and B is in thermal equilibrium with a third system, C, then A is also in thermal equilibrium with C.
Conceptual questions
If you add boiling water to a cup at room temperature, what would you expect the final equilibrium temperature of the unit to be? You will need to include the surroundings as part of the system. Consider the zeroth law of thermodynamics.
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Problems&Exercises
To conserve energy, room temperatures are kept at
$\text{68}\text{.}0\text{\xba}\text{F}$ in the winter and
$\text{78}\text{.}0\text{\xba}\text{F}$ in the summer. What are these temperatures on the Celsius scale?
$\text{20}\text{.}0\text{\xba}\text{C}$ and
$\text{25}\text{.}6\text{\xba}\text{C}$
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One of the hottest temperatures ever recorded on the surface of Earth was
$\text{134}\text{\xba}\text{F}$ in Death Valley, CA. What is this temperature in Celsius degrees? What is this temperature in Kelvin?
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(a) Suppose a cold front blows into your locale and drops the temperature by 40.0 Fahrenheit degrees. How many degrees Celsius does the temperature decrease when there is a
$\text{40}\text{.}0\text{\xba}\text{F}$ decrease in temperature? (b) Show that any change in temperature in Fahrenheit degrees is ninefifths the change in Celsius degrees.
(a)
$\text{22}\text{.}2\text{\xba}\text{C}$
(b)
$\begin{array}{lll}\text{\Delta}T\left(\text{\xba}\text{F}\right)& =& {T}_{2}\left(\text{\xba}\text{F}\right){T}_{1}\left(\text{\xba}\text{F}\right)\\ & =& \frac{9}{5}{T}_{2}\left(\text{\xba}\text{C}\right)+\text{32}\text{.}0\text{\xba}\left(\frac{9}{5}{T}_{1}\left(\text{\xba}\text{C}\right)+\text{32}\text{.}0\text{\xba}\right)\\ & =& \frac{9}{5}\left({T}_{2}\left(\text{\xba}\text{C}\right){T}_{1}\left(\text{\xba}\text{C}\right)\right)\text{}=\frac{9}{5}\text{\Delta}T\left(\text{\xba}\text{C}\right)\end{array}$
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(a) At what temperature do the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales have the same numerical value? (b) At what temperature do the Fahrenheit and Kelvin scales have the same numerical value?
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Questions & Answers
Is there a formula for time of free fall given that the body has initial velocity? In other words, formula for time that takes a downwardshot projectile to hit the ground. Thanks!
What is unit of watt?
Kulsum
watt is the unit of power
Rahul
watt can also be expressed as Nm/s
Rahul
2 forces whose resultant is 100N, are at right angle to each other .if one of them makes an angle of 30 degree with the resultant determine it's magnitude
50 N... (50 *1.732)N
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Is earth is an inertial frame?
The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool that was in use in Europe, China and Russia, centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu–Arabic numeral system
Sahim
Is earth inertia frame?
Sahim
What is an abucus?
Irungu
what would be the correct interrogation "what is time?" or "how much has your watch ticked?"
a load of 20N on a wire of cross sectional area 8×10^7m produces an extension of 10.4m. calculate the young modules of the material of the wire is of length 5m
Young's modulus = stress/strain
strain = extension/length (x/l)
stress = force/area (F/A)
stress/strain is F l/A x
El
two bodies x and y start from rest and move with uniform acceleration of a and 4a respectively. if the bodies cover the same distance in terms of tx and ty what is the ratio of tx to ty
The atoms which form the element Cesium are known as Cesium atoms.
Naman
A material that combines with and removes trace gases from vacuum tubes.
Shankar
what is difference between entropy and heat capacity
Varun
Heat capacity can be defined as the amount of thermal energy required to warm the sample by 1°C. entropy is the disorder of the system. heat capacity is high when the disorder is high.
Chathu
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Vinodhini
try to imagine everything you study in 3d
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The quantum realm, also called the quantum scale, is a term of art inphysics referring to scales where quantum mechanical effects become important when studied as an isolated system. Typically, this means distances of 100 nanometers (10−9meters) or less or at very low temperature.
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How to understand physics
i like physics very much
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Vinodhini
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saying simple stories happening in our daily life and relating it to physics and questioning students about how or why its happening like that can make
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what is mean by Newtonian principle of Relativity?
definition and explanation with example
I've been trying to download a good and comprehensive textbook for physics, pls can somebody help me out?
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Lawal
c=1/c1+c2/1+c3 what is the answer
This may seem like a really stupid question, but is mechanical energy the same as potential energy? If not, what is the difference?
what is c=1\c1,c=2\c2,c=3\c3
Akinbulejo
mechanical energy is of two types 1: kinetic energy 2: potential energy,so, potential energy is actually the type of mechanical energy ,the mechanical due to position is designated as potential energy
Iram
Can someone possibly walk me through this problem?
" A worker drives a 0.500 kg spike into a rail tie with a 2.50 kg sledgehammer. The hammer hits the spike with a speed of 65.0 m/s. If onethird Of the hammer's kinetic energy is converted to the internal energy of rhe hammer and spike.
Nikki
how much does the total internal energy increase
Nikki
you know the mass and the velocity of the hammer. therefore using the equation (mv^2)/2 you can find the kinetic energy. then take one third of this value and that will be your change in internal energy. here, the important thing is that spike is stationary so it does not contribute to initial Energ
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