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Skip to 0 minutes and 3 seconds So there you have it - a whistle-stop tour of the laws of thermodynamics and how they affect our everyday life. Thank you for staying with me to the end. I’ve enjoyed it and I hope you have, too. In these last few steps, we’ve looked at some weird concepts that have taken us into the realms of modern science. I hope that it will stimulate you to explore on your own, and perhaps even decide to pursue more advanced courses. Thermodynamics is not just for engineers and scientists, but for everyone because it has an impact on your personal health and wealth, as well as on the delicate balance and conditions that make life possible on this planet.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds There’s a saying that doctors cure, nurses care, and teachers change lives. Perhaps I can add to that - engineers sustain society. And we do it largely by harnessing the laws of thermodynamics. I’m a teacher as well as an engineer, so I hope that I have inspired you to think differently about the processes that happen every day, in which case maybe this course will bring about a small change in your life. I write a weekly blog on these topics, so I hope you’d consider following me at realizeengineeri ng.wordpress.com.

Skip to 1 minute and 26 seconds And if you join our Facebook page, then perhaps we will see you there in the future. So well done on reaching the very end. Thank you, and goodbye.

Course farewell

The end! Eann reflects on the course and the role of teachers and engineers in our lives.

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