New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Lab 4, 5, 6 Studyguide

by: nako.nako.nako

Lab 4, 5, 6 Studyguide SCI 1101

Marketplace > Kennesaw State University > SCI 1101 > Lab 4 5 6 Studyguide
GPA 4.0

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Lab 4, 5, 6 Studyguide
Science, Society & Environ I
Professor Kay Abikoye
Study Guide
50 ?




Popular in Science, Society & Environ I

Popular in Department

This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by nako.nako.nako on Tuesday October 4, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to SCI 1101 at Kennesaw State University taught by Professor Kay Abikoye in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 51 views.

Similar to SCI 1101 at KSU


Reviews for Lab 4, 5, 6 Studyguide


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/04/16
Lab 4 First Law of Thermodynamics (aka “Conservation of Energy Principle”) - Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it can only be TRANSFERRED from one from to another - ∆E = W + Q   ∆E = change in the energy of an object  W = work done on the object,   Q = heat added to an object.  Joule - The English scientist James Joule found that the heat and work are equivalent methods for changing the energy of an object. 2  2  - 1J = 1kg m  /sec Heat - the energy transferred between objects of different temperature.  - Once heat enters an object, it increases the internal energy of an object, which is the same result that doing work  on the object would produce. The object does not contain the heat or the work; it merely changes its energy  because of them.  Temperature - the property that two objects have in common when no heat is transferred between them when placed in  thermal contact.  - Ex) Measure the temperature of a glass of water with a mercury or alcohol thermometer. During this time, heat is  being exchanged between the water and the liquid in the thermometer. As it does so, the temperature of the liquid  in the thermometer changes, becoming closer to that of the water. This change in temperature of the alcohol or  mercury results in its volume changing, which is what changes the level of the fluid in the thermometer.  - The only thing that is being measured is the VOLUME of the liquid in the thermometer.  Conduction - occurs when two regions of different temperature are put into direct contact, but are not allowed to mix.  - The most predominant type of heat transfer for the majority of homes  - The rate at which heat gets transferred depends upon - the rate of heat transfer = A k (T ­T ) / L  H C - (1) the thickness of the material L - (2) the thermal conductivity k (this depends on the composition of the material) - (3) surface area of the material A, and  - (4) the temperature difference between the reservoirs. (THT C) - R­value  - thickness/thermal conductivity =  l←thickness k←thermalconductivity 2  o - the common units: ft hr  F/Btu - R T sum of all of the individual R­values  - conductive heat transfer through a single substance   rate of heat transfer = A (H C  ) k/L = A (T H C)/R  - conductive heat transfer through multiple substances  rate of heat transfer = A (H C  )/R T   R = sum of all of the individual R­values  T  Lab 5 Conduction - occurs when two regions of different temperature are put into direct contact, but are not allowed to mix.  - Ex) Temperature between outside of wall and inside the wall. Convection - heat transport by movement and mixing  - Ex) When we open the doors to our homes, hot and cold air are allowed to mix, and heat is convected. - Ex) occurs through cracks or breaks in our windows, walls, doors, ceilings, and floors.  - The number of air exchanges per hour is a measure how much energy you will need to use in order to counter  the effects of heat transfer via convection.  Second law of Thermodynamics - the total amount of usable energy that comes out of any process will be less than the total amount of energy  that went into the process. (No energy transfer can ever be 100% efficient)  "Heat will flow spontaneously from hot to cold", "", "A heat engine and a heat pump both require a hot  and a cold reservoir"   “In a closed system, the total entropy either increases or stays the same”  Entropy is the logarithm of the number of states accessible to a system (1/T = (dS/dU)N)  T = temperature; S = entropy; U = total energy of the system  - waste heat = between the total amount of energy input ­ the usable energy output  - efficiency = a measure of the amount of usable energy that is generated during any type of transfer  - If transfer is more efficient, total usable energy will be closer to the original usable energy. - Ex) the 5% efficiency of an incandescent light bulb < the 20% efficiency of an fluorescent light bulb  - all of the transfers need to be in consideration when measuring efficiency - ex) When measuring the efficiency of a car, these factors of transfer has to be taken in to account: efficiency  of the electric motor, efficiency of the internal combustion engine, types of transmission systems, gasoline,  etc Energy Use in the Home - The amount of money consumed by an appliance depends on: type of fuel, power of the appliance, and the  length of the time - Ex) average electric oven uses an average of about 2,000 watts of power to heat itself to a temperature of 350  o F. If it is run for 1 hour, then it will use an amount of energy equal to…  Energy = Power x Time        = 2000 watts x 1 hour        = 2000 watt­hour        = 2 kilowatt­hour - Ex)  The average natural gas stove uses about 11,000 Btu/hr to maintain the same  temperature. If you ran it for the same amount of time as the electric stove, it would  consume an amount of energy equal to   Energy = Power x Time        = 11000 Btu/hr x 1 hour        = 11000 Btu  - Cost of appliances: Power x Time x Cost of Electricity Lab 6 The amount of money that you would spend in making the change divided by the amount of money you would  save each year will tell you how many years it would approximately take to pay off your investment.  Scenario 1:  Savings/year = $ 20 Description of change: single pane windows replaced by double pane windows.  Cost = $100 Payback time = 5 years  100 dollars for a double paned window / 20 dollars saved per year = 5 years to pay off investment. Scenario 2:  Savings/year = $ 50 Description of change: installing more energy efficient doors  Cost = $200 Payback time = 4 years  200 dollars for new energy efficient doors / 50 dollars saved per year = 4 years to pay off investment.


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

50 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Amaris Trozzo George Washington University

"I made $350 in just two days after posting my first study guide."

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.