Thermodynamics

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  • What are Reversible and Irreversible Processes?
    There are two main types of thermodynamic processes: the reversible and irreversible. The reversible process is the ideal process which never occurs, while the irreversible process is the natural process that is commonly found in the nature.
  • Understanding the Conservation of Momentum Principle
    What is momentum and what is the definition of the conservation law of momentum? What are their meanings? Learn about the role of momentum in the case of elastic and inelastic collisions.
  • How to Solve Elastic Collision Problems
    The article describes in detail the steps on how to solve elastic collision problems by using the momentum and kinetic energy conservation principles.
  • How to Solve Inelastic and Plastic Collision Problems
    The article describes in detail the steps on how to solve inelastic collision problems by using the momentum and energy conservation principles.
  • Nitrogen Thermodynamics
    The correct understanding of the thermodynamic properties of the nitrogen is essential for its safe use and the development of applications. This article presents some basic concepts on thermodynamics and applies them to the calculations of the properties of this gas.
  • How are Thermodynamics and Relativity Related?
    Classical thermodynamics can be combined with relativity in order to accurately predict changes in mass and energy; before and after a thermodynamic process has taken place.
  • Differential Equations In Engineering
    A differential equation is the relation between a function and its derivatives. Many engineering principles can be described based on such a relation. The objective of solving a differential equation is finding the unknown function known as the answer of differential equation.
  • Understanding the Thermodynamics Steam Table
    Every mechanical engineer worth his salt has used the thermodynamics steam table during his training or professional career. The steam table is a boon for engineers as complex calculations are reduced and values are shown for commonly required parameters like specific volume, enthalpy, and entropy.
  • Who Invented Thermodynamics? Biography of Sadi Carnot – Part 1
    The applications of the laws of thermodynamics has led to the discovery of important machines like automobile, ships, airplanes, refrigerator, air-conditioner, etc. A young man, Nicholas Leonard Sadi Carnot of 36 years of age is considered to be the father of thermodynamics.
  • Who Invented Thermodynamics? Biography of Sadi Carnot – Part 3
    Sadi Carnot's book, Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire, set the foundation for the laws of thermodynamics. Unfortunately, he was unappreciated in his own time. He died at the young age of 36.
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