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Thermodynamics: Crash Course Physics #23

Season 1 Episode 23 | 9m 53s

Have you ever heard of a Perpetual Motion Machine? More to the point, have you ever heard of why Perpetual Motion Machines are impossible? One of the reasons is because of the first law of thermodynamics!

Aired: 09/14/16
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