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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Logarithmic Mean Temperature Differential
Low Pressure Steam
Melting Point
Molecular Weight
Newton's Law of Cooling
Open, Closed, and Isolated Systems
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
Pressure Differential
Propane Vapor Pressure
Saturated Steam
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Sensible Heat
Shear Modulus
Specific Enthalpy
Specific Heat
Specific Heat Capacity
Specific Heat Capacity at Constant Pressure
Specific Heat Capacity at Constant Volume
Specific Heat Ratio
Specific Internal Energy
Specific Volume