Introduction - Thermodynamics The study of energy forms and...

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Thermodynamics The study of energy forms and transformations of energy the interactions between energy and matter
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Derived Classes/Subjects Heat Transfer Fluid Mechanics Materials Science/Manufacturing
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Areas of Application Power Plants Engines Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems Design of Electronic Equipment Design of Mechanical Equipment Manufacturing Processes
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Types of Thermodynamics Classical Thermodynamics –a macroscopic approach Statistical Thermodynamics – a microscopic approach
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Origin of the Study of Thermodyamics Thomas Savery (1697) and Thomas Newcomen (1712) Invention of the steam engine 1 st and 2 nd Laws of Thermodynamics were developed around 1850.
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1 st Law of Thermodynamics Energy can be neither created nor destroyed but can pass from one form to another. During an interaction between a system and its surroundings, the amount of energy gained by a system must be exactly equal to the amount of energy lost by the surroundings.
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2 nd Law of Thermodynamics Processes occur in the direction of decreasing
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ME 113 taught by Professor Usaxena during the Spring '07 term at San Jose State University .

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