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The Laws of Thermodynamics

Updated on December 4, 2011

The Laws of Thermodynamics

In the 1800(s) the Science of Thermodynamics was introduced as many Sciences are through military application. The Science of Thermodynamics is a physics that explains the conversion of heat into energy. Nicolas Leonard Sardi Carnot was a French physicist who created the science of thermodynamics as he explained efficiency of heat engines was key to winning the Napoleonic Wars. All Aerodynamics with propulsion are based on thermodynamics but I have often wondered if aerodynamics would also require thermodynamics. For instance gliders don’t require heat. I will save this argument for the aerodynamic article that I intend to write at some future date.

Thermodynamics is a diffuclt study but one well worth pursing. This is an introductory article to explain a few laws of thermodynamics. Initially, I was going to write this article about the three laws of Aerodynamics but I realized that had I to introduce thermodynamics first or Aerodynamics would be almost impossible to understand. So this is a brief over view for introductory audiences who wish to pursue studying thermodynamics in further detail.

First Law of Thermodynamics

Second Law of Thermodynamics

Third Law of Thermodynamics

In Conclusion

This is a brief introductory to Physics. This is a rather dense subject matter so I have tried to water it down and provide video to explain advanced concepts. There are arguments against the second law which you can follow as all of Science it a series of re-arguing what is thought to be known to find a greater truth. This hub is meant to be light and introductory in nature.


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      Jt Walters 6 years ago

      Thanks I aim to please.


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      Man from Modesto 6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Nicely done.