Ch 1 - Introduction: Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics

In this lesson, we will consider what

thermodynamics

is all about. We will also consider the concept of

energy

and discuss three

types of energy

:

potential

,

kinetic

and

internal

energies.
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In this lesson, we will consider

fundamental

and

derived dimensions

. We will also consider the

SI

and

American Engineering

Systems

of units and learn how to find and use unit

conversion factors

.
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In this lesson, we will study the terms

system

,

state

and

property

in depth.
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In this lesson, we will study three key concepts in

thermodynamics

. We will learn the definition of a

process

. We will study a very special type of

process

called a

cycle

. We will conclude by reviewing the concept of

equilibrium

.
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In this lesson, we consider the three most important

properties

in

thermodynamics

:

pressure

,

volume

and

temperature

. We also discuss the nature and operating principles of

pressure-measuring

and

temperature measuring devices

.
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- Applications of Thermodynamics
- Dimensions and Systems of Units
- Systems, States and Properties
- Processes, Cycles & Equilibrium
- Temperature, Pressure & Volume
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