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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Final Temperature
Final Volume
First Law of Thermodynamics
Flash Point
Flash Steam
Fourier's Law
Gas Compressibility Factor
Gas Laws
Gay-Lussac's Law
Hagen–Poiseuille Equation
Heat Capacity
Heat Capacity at Constant Pressure
Heat Capacity at Constant Volume
Heat Flow Rate
Heat Flux
Heat Loss
Heat of Vaporization
Heat Penetration
Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer by Conduction
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