Skip to 0 minutes and 17 secondsThermodynamics is a branch of physics. It is concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. So the main interest of thermodynamics is energy, its flow and the transformation from one form to another. It predicts the equilibrium state and determines if the process is spontaneous or consumes energy. Thermodynamics tells you the change that “can” happen, but it does not tell you that it “will” happen. In other words, thermodynamics tells you “what it should be”, but it does not necessarily mean that it will be. In this 6 weeks course, we are talking about the three laws of thermodynamics that govern the behavior of energy.

Skip to 1 minute and 4 secondsMany thermodynamics functions and fundamental physical properties that characterize the thermodynamic systems will be defined. The usefulness of thermodynamic functions will be demonstrated in discussing the laws of thermodynamics.

Welcome to the course

Welcome to this course, Thermodynamics in Energy Engineering. In this course, we consider basic thermodynamic principles widely used in many engineering fields.

Thermodynamics is a branch of physics and it is concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. So the main interest of thermodynamics is energy, its flow and the transformation from one form to another form. It predicts the equilibrium state and determines if the process is spontaneous or consumes energy.

Thermodynamics tells you the change that “can” happen, but it does not tell you that it “will” happen. In other words, thermodynamics tells you “what it should be”, but it does not necessarily mean that it will be.

In this six-week course, we are talking about the three laws of thermodynamics that govern the behavior of energy. Many thermodynamics functions and fundamental physical properties that characterize the thermodynamic systems will be defined. The usefulness of thermodynamic functions will be demonstrated in discussing the laws of thermodynamics.

To get it started, let’s introduce ourselves! It would be great if I could know what you are interested in, what you would expect from this course.

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Thermodynamics in Energy Engineering

Hanyang University