Energy Transferred by Working
Energy and Thermal Physics

Relating findings to teenage concerns

Teaching Guidance for 11-14 Supporting Physics Teaching

Making comparisons

Pupils often become very interested when they learn that the money cost of having their TV or computer on is a lot less that for devices such as the cooker, immersion heater or electric fire. Now they can speak with authority when parents complain: No wonder the electricity bill is so huge with you having your computer and television on all the time! However excessive showering may give the parent even more justification for complaint.

Energy Transferred by Working
appears in the relation dU=dQ+dW
is used in analyses relating to Working Engines Thermionic Emission
is a special case of Work
has the special case Potential Energy Kinetic Energy
2021 IOP Awards

Teachers of Physics Award

Recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the field of physics education.

Learn more