thermodynamics banner 3Thermodynamics is both a branch of physics and an engineering science 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.  A physicist is generally intrested in understanding the fundamentals of physics like matter and the laws of thermodynamics.  An engineer is generally intrested in the energy system and its surroundings.  Thermodynamics is mostly based on four universal laws found in the laws of thermodynamics.

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, and Science 

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Thermal Resistance
Third Law of Thermodynamics
Total Heat Transfer
Volume Differential
Volumetric Thermal Expansion
Volumetric Thermal Expansion Coefficient
Wet Steam
Wet Steam Dryness Fraction
Wet Steam Enthalpy
Wet Steam Entropy
Wet Steam Flow Coefficient
Wet Steam Specific Volume
Work Done by Gas
Young's Modulus
Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics