Neruos73 wrote: JoeyC wrote: Neruos73 wrote:
It's actually not that different from Thermo B; if you've studied AP Chem and Physics II it should be really easy (they're not allowed to go into differentials, as far as I've seen, which is a relief). The only things you should need to know from Chem is the ideal gas law, Gibbs free energy, Distributions, specific heat, and possibly RMS (relative molecular speed), and all of these are either basic algebra or simple concepts.
Ah that's a relief. I thought there would be a bit of calculus involved since I saw it on a website that was recommended by SciOly.
Yeah, SciOly generally discourages event supervisors from using too advanced calculus on their tests since they believe it’s almost certain that several people doing those events maybe will have not learned calculus yet in school or something. However, that doesn’t mean it’s completely not allowed, so some could appear if the event supervisor chooses to put it on their test.
In real life, yes, thermodynamics DOES involve lots of diffeq’s and calculus. We event supervisors just don’t always make you do it. If you wanna see examples of that, check out a YouTube channel called “Professor Thermo” (it’s the channel of the Professor I had for Thermodynamics of Biological Systems II this past semester), that’ll show you some extremely hardcore thermo.