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# Year 11 Physics

## Module 3 | Waves and thermodynamics

### Content 5: Thermodynamics

#### Lesson 1 | Temperature, heat energy and particle motion

• explain the relationship between the temperature of an object and the kinetic energy of the particles within it (ACSPH018)

• explain the concept of thermal equilibrium (ACSPH022)

#### Lesson 2 | Specific heat capacity

• analyse the relationship between the change in temperature of an object and its specific heat capacity through the equation (ACSPH020)

#### Lesson 3 | Heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation

• investigate energy transfer by the process of:
– conduction
– convection

• model and predict quantitatively energy transfer from hot objects by the process of thermal
conductivity

#### Lesson 4 | Investigating latent heat

• conduct an investigation to analyse qualitatively and quantitatively the latent heat involved in a change of state

#### Lesson 5 | Quantitative thermodynamics

• apply the following relationships to solve problems and make quantitative predictions in a variety of situations:
– ΔQ = mcΔT, where c is the specific heat capacity of a substance
– $\frac{Q}{t} = \frac{kA\Delta T}{d}$, where k is the thermal conductivity of a material