Introduction... [Thermodynamics ..From the Greek thermos meaning heat and dynamis meaning power].
Thermodynamics covers the
relationship between heat, work, temperature, and energy, including the
general behaviour of physical systems in a condition of equilibrium or close to it.
It is a fundamental part of all the physical sciences.
Thermodynamics is an experimental science based on a small number of principles that are
derived from experience. Classical Thermodynamics is concerned only with macroscopic or
large-scale properties of matter and does not include the study of small-scale or
microscopic structure of matter. Statistical Thermodynamics ( not covered on this website) includes
the study of the thermal relationships of atomic sized particles