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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.
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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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The most important aspect is that result fits in in the boundaries of thermodynamic laws (0/1) and destroyed exergy at all times remains positive.
Thermodynamic laws and properties of gases may be derived from a statistical description of molecular motion.
There are those who try to derive the thermodynamic laws as strict consequences of the underlying dynamics on the one hand, and those who would demote the thermodynamic principles to assertions about probable behaviour on the other.

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