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

Mathematics Symbols

Nomenclature & Symbols for Engineering, Mathematics, & Science

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Latent Heat
Laws of Thermodynamics
Linear Thermal Expansion
Linear Thermal Expansion Coefficient
Linear Thermal Restrained Expansion
Liquid Vapor Mixture
Logarithmic Mean Temperature Differential
Low Pressure Steam
Molecular Weight
Newton's Law of Cooling
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
Pressure Differential
Propane Vapor Pressure
Rate Law
Saturated Steam
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Sensible Heat
Shear Modulus
Specific Gas Constant
Specific Heat
Specific Heat Capacity