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Thermal Physics | Senior Physics | meriSTEM


About This Course

meriSTEM Thermal Physics module will take you through temperature, heat, conduction, convection, radiation, energy efficiency and entropy. Introduced by meriSTEM expert contributors and brought to life by your teacher.

Course sub-topics

  • Temperature
  • Heat
  • Heat problems
  • Latent heat
  • Heat transport
  • Radiation
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Kinetic theory and molecules
  • Using energy

Information for teachers

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Course Staff

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Paul Francis

Paul Francis is an astrophysicist at the Australian National University. His research interest include comets, Lyman-alpha blobs and quasars. He is teaching a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs). He is also first year coordinator for Physics, and teaches first year university physics. He has won many prizes for teaching and science communication.

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