Course Announcement: PHYS160 – Thermodynamics – The Laws of Thermodynamics

English: Working principle of Carnot's heat en...

English: Working principle of Carnot's heat engine. Fran├žais : Principe de fonctionnement du moteur thermique de Carnot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Thermodynamics as a subject came out of the industrial revolution and the desire to see how much work can be produced from a steam engine. The subject of thermodynamics however is of much greater utility and generality. This course is the first of a series of courses on the subject. This course is meant to provide an introduction to some of the concepts used in thermodynamics, and then to express the laws of thermodynamics using those concepts.

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