from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.
- n. Thermodynamic phenomena and processes.
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- n. The science of the conversions between heat and other forms of energy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of the mechanical action or relations of heat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The general mathematical doctrine of the relations of heat and elasticity, or of temperature, volume, pressure, and mechanical work.
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- n. the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
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Ditto to what Lawyer Mom said, really, weaving in thermodynamics is lacking in content?
I wasnâ€ ™ t very good in thermodynamics, but my guess is that the cloak is endothermic somehow, and it sucked all the heat from inside the bubble.
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With an understanding of this, you will see how the impossibility of perpetual motion machines as per the law of thermodynamics is intricately linked to the impossibility of the self generation of an information producing (better than chance performance) system.
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Statistical thermodynamics is based on the fact that what we experience as heat is actually an outward manifestation of molecular and atomic motion.
Onsager's relations are utilized, the classical principles of equilibrium in thermodynamics still show that linear systems close to equilibrium always develop into states of disorder which are stable to perturbations and cannot explain the occurrence of ordered structures.
If one may make a conjecture about the expected escape from this tight comer, then one could remark that all the signs suggest that the main principles of thermodynamics from the classical theory will not only rule unchallenged but will more probably become correspondingly extended.
The principal objective of his researches has been to demonstrate through a considerable number and variety of accurate tests that the third law of thermodynamics is a basic natural law.