Thermodynamics is the science that deals with heat and work and
those properties of substance that bear a relation to heat and work.
Thermodynamics is the study of the patterns of energy change. Most of this
course will be concerned with understanding the patterns of energy
change.The contents include: Introduction, Limitations of First Law, Pure
Substances and Gas Laws, Gas Mixtures and Psychrometry, Power Cycles.
Author(s): Mrs. N Santhisree, Assistant
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Aeronautical
note describes the following topics: Energy transfer, Entropy and second law of thermodynamics, Thermodynamic
functions and potentials, Microcanonical statistical mechanics, Canonical
statistical mechanics, Phase changes of a pure substance, Binary solutions.
Author(s): Eric Brunet, Thierry Hocquet and Xavier Leyronas
This note describes
the following topics: The Legendre transform, Euler’s Theorem on
Homogeneous Functions, Postulates, Equations of state, State changes at constant
composition, Closed control volumes, Dynamic systems, Open control volumes, Gas
dynamics, Departure Functions, Simple vapour–liquid equilibrium, Multicomponent
Phase Equilibrium, Chemical equilibrium, Simultaneous reactions, Heat engines,
Entropy production and available work, Plug flow reacto, Material Stability,
Thermofluids, T, s and p, v-Diagrams for Ideal Gas Cycles, SI units and
Universal Constants , Newton–Raphson iteration,Direct Substitution, Linear
This is an introductory text-book on Thermodynamics for students who have
taken elementary courses in Physics and Chemistry, and are familiar with the
elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus. Topics covered includes:
Fundamental Facts And Definitions, The First Fundamental Principle Of
Thermodynamics, The Second Fundamental Principle Of Thermodynamics, Applications
To Special States Of Equilibrium.
covers the following topics: Property relationships for pure substances and
Mixtures, Thermodynamic Relations, Ideal Gas Mixtures, Combustion
Thermodynamics, Gas Power Cycles, Vapour Power Cycles, Refrigeration Cycles,
Reciprocating Compressors, Compressible Flows and Steam Nozzles.
Carefully observing everyday motion allows us to deduce six essential
statements: everyday motion is continuous, conserved, relative, reversible,
mirror-invariant and lazy. This text explores how these six results are deduced
and how they fit with all those observations that seem to contradict them.
Clearly written treatment elucidates
fundamental concepts and demonstrates their plausibility and usefulness.
Language is informal, examples are vivid and lively, and the perspectivie is
fresh. Based on lectures delivered to engineering students, this work will also
be valued by scientists, engineers, technicians, businessmen, anyone facing
energy challenges of the future.
This note covers the following
topics: systems surroundings and thermodynamic variables work and equilibrium
introduced, temperature and the zeroth law of thermodynamics, basic properties of
basic systems, reversible processes, internal energy: heat capacities and the first
law of thermodynamics, isothermal and adiabatic expansions, ideal gas and Van der
waals equation of state, cyclic processes: heat engines, the second law of
thermodynamics, carnots theorem, thermodynamic temperature scale, Carnot
devices, the clausius inequality entropy and principle of increase in entropy,
the central equation of thermodynamics, entropy probablilty and disorder, the
thermodynamic potentials: internal energy enthalpy helmholtz and gibbs free
energy, Maxwells relations, properties and processes including applications of
Maxwells relations ,magnetic systems refrigeration and black body radiation,
phases: the PVT surface and the equlibrium condition for two phases, phase
equilibrium, positive compressibility and heat capacity, calculating entropy, the
clausius- clapeyron equation, the vaporization curve, first order phase changes,
second order phase changes, the Ehrenfest equations, the third law of
School Of Physics, The University Of Edinburgh
This note covers the following topics: Probability theory,
Statistical mechanics, Heat and work, Statistical thermodynamics , Classical
thermodynamics, Applications of statistical thermodynamics and Quantum
This note covers the following topics: Laws of thermodynamics,
Definition of of the following: Heat engines, Turbines , Steam turbine,
Gas turbine, Compressor and Thermodynamic cycle, Definition of the
following processes like: Isobaric, Isothermal, Isentropic, Isometric,
Adiabatic, Adiabatic mixing, Throttling, Free expansion, Polytropic, Heat
transfer and Air Conditioning, Definition and/or units of: Energy,
Exergy, Power, Enthalpy, Entropy, Temperature, Pressure, Specific volume,
Density and Specific heat capacity.
This note covers the following topics: Partial Derivatives, Temperature, Thermal Conduction, Thermodynamic
Processes, Properties of Gases, The First and Second Laws of
Thermodynamics, Heat Capacity, and the Expansion of Gases, Enthalpy, The
Joule and Joule-Thomson Experiments, Heat Engines, The Clausius-Clapeyron
Equation, Adiabatic Demagnetization, Nernst's Heat Theorem and the Third
Law of Thermodynamics and Chemical Thermodynamics.