Thermodynamics is a branch of physics that deals with large scale reactions of a system that can be observed and measures and the relationship between properties such as energy, heat, pressure, temperaturework, etc. on a system.

There are three thermodynamic systems, open, closed and isolated:

  • Open system freely exchanges energy and matter with its surroundings. 
  • Closed system exchanges only energy with its surroundings, not matter.
  • Isolated system keeps the energy and matter within the system and everything else out. No transfer in or out.

Thermodynamics Subtopics

  • Heat Engine
  • Kinetic Theory

Thermodynamics Concepts

  • Boltzman's Constant
  • Conjugate Variables
  • Enthalpy
  • Entropy
  • Equation of State
  • Equipartition Theorem
  • Granular Material
  • Irreversible Process
  • Ising Model
  • Maxwell Relations
  • Mechanical Action
  • Partition Function
  • Pressure
  • Reversible Process
  • Spontaneous Process
  • State Function
  • Statistical Ensermble
  • Temperature
  • Thermodynamic Potential
  • Thermodynamic Processes

Nomenclature & Symbols for Engineering, Mathematics, & Science

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Gas Compressibility Factor
Gas Laws
Gay-Lussac's Law
Hagen–Poiseuille Law
Heat Capacity
Heat Capacity at Constant Pressure
Heat Capacity at Constant Volume
Heat Conduction
Heat Flow Rate
Heat Flux
Heat Radiation
Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer by Conduction Resistance through a Cylindrical Wall
Heat Transfer by Conduction through a Cylindrical Wall
Heat Transfer by Conduction through a Plane Wall
Heat Transfer by Convection
Heat Transfer Coefficient
Heat Transfer Coefficient of a Pipe Wall
Heat Transfer Rate
Henry's Law
High Pressure Steam
Ideal Gas Law
Instantaneous Velocity