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Everything you wanted to ask about Thermodynamics
but were afraid to ask !
Synopsis
This ‘out of hours’ tutorial has been configured for those students, staff, industry, high school teachers and students, (and others) struggling with the subject concepts and application at a fundamental level. It will include live demonstrations, experiments, animations and videos designed to reinforce the detail.
Apart from correcting any earlier education system failures, and/or memory fade, a primary objective is to get attendees to ‘first base’ so they may pick up books and papers, or comb through web pages with confidence. Hopefully, this will also be a pre-cursor to practical application
Mathematical formulations are approached from several different angles as an aid to rapid assimilation and a deeper understanding, and to demonstrate specific advantages in different fields of application.
Looking across the spectrum of human understanding there are very few things that are derived from, proven, and supported by the most fundamental of considerations and observations spanning the infinitely small to the infinitely large.
“Across the entire spectrum of physics, Einstein liked General Relativity and Thermodynamics best because they are derived from the most fundamental of considerations and see wide applicability”
Unfortunately, both appear to be taught badly and students often arrive at college and university with a partial or confused picture of the mechanisms at work, the basic principles, mathematical formulations, and general applicability. And perhaps worse, this often sees them confounded by books and papers.
This tutorial on Thermodynamics is therefore tailored to correct these failing in support of the wider lecture and research programs spanning technology, engineering, and management theory and practice at The University of Suffolk.