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thermodynamics

 [ther″mo-di-nam´iks]
the branch of science dealing with heat, work, and energy, their interconversion, and problems related thereto.

ther·mo·dy·nam·ics

(ther'mō-dī-nam'iks),
1. The branch of physicochemical science concerned with heat and energy and their conversions one into the other involving mechanical work.
2. The study of the flow of heat.
[thermo- + G. dynamis, force]

thermodynamics

/ther·mo·dy·nam·ics/ (-di-nam´iks) the branch of science dealing with heat, work, and energy, their interconversion, and problems related thereto.

thermodynamics

[-dīnam′iks]
Etymology: Gk, thermē, heat, dynamis, power
the science of the interconversion of heat and work.

ther·mo·dy·nam·ics

(thĕr'mō-dī-nam'iks)
1. The branch of physicochemical science concerned with heat and energy and their conversions of one into the other involving mechanical work.
2. The study of the flow of heat.
[thermo- + G. dynamis, force]

thermodynamics

the science concerned with the relationships between heat and mechanical work. The laws of thermodynamics are:(1st) when one form of energy is converted to another there is no loss or gain.(2nd) when one form of energy is converted to another a proportion is turned into heat.

thermodynamics

the branch of science dealing with heat and energy, their interconversion, and problems related thereto.
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The specific forms for the thermodynamic functions are chosen to reflect the physics of the crystallization process.
On Monday, July 31, instructors will present an introduction, review of basic concepts, including thermodynamic principles (heat capacity, enthalpy, entropy), thermodynamic functions and equations of state, deriving thermodynamic properties of cryogenic fluids and a thermodynamics workshop (using thermodynamic charts to describe and optimize a cryogenic process, and properties of cryogenic fluids, including a complete description of P-V-T surface, phase diagrams, how thermodynamic charts are derived from fluid properties, thermophysical properties of fluids, their definition and application, engineering properties of specific cryogenic fluids and sources of engineering data for cryogenic fluids.

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