Skip main navigation

The week ahead

The week ahead

Welcome to the Third week of the course. We are going to introduce the second law of thermodynamics.

Last week, we overviewed the first law of thermodynamics: the energy principle. Now, the second law is the entropy principle. There are various expression describing the second law. During this week, we focus on the traditional interpretation of entropy and the closely related topics such as heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps.

This article is from the free online

Thermodynamics in Energy Engineering

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now