first law of thermodynamics

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the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes

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Computations of pressure losses, work losses, efficiency and power of the processes revealed by the new PV/Px diagrams are draw using the first law of thermodynamics for processes with finite speed (Florea et al.
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The First Law of Thermodynamics states that "What goes in must come out", (that's the gist of it anyway).
The First Law of Thermodynamics states that "the total inflow of energy into a system must equal the total outflow of energy from the system, etc.
Systems biology as a quantitative science dates at least to Hermann von Helmholtz, the 19th century, German physicist whose studies of metabolism led to the first law of thermodynamics.
As early as the forward, he proposes that the first law of thermodynamics be extended and states that the second law is only an approximation when conditions are appropriate--and this follows his contention that "Every charge in the universe already freely and continuously pours out electromagnetic energy in 3-space in all directions, without any observable electromagnetic input .