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Diploma in Laws of Thermodynamics

In this free online course learn about the laws of thermodynamics and their applications for solving problems.

Physics
Free Course
In this free online course, learn about the laws of thermodynamics and their applications in mechanical and heating systems. This instructor-led, video-based course covers the concepts of thermal equilibrium, Zeroth law, closed systems, Carnot's theorem, reversible heat engines, entropy and more. This course will be of interest to students of mechanical engineering or those looking to improve their knowledge and skills in this area.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course, you will learn about the laws of thermodynamics and their applications in mechanical and heating systems. The course begins by introducing you to the basic concepts of thermodynamics, including the states and properties of various systems. You will then learn about the properties of pure substances, including thermodynamic equilibrium and phase changes.

Next, the course teaches you about the concepts of heat and work, including illustrated examples, analysis and discussion. Also included in this instructor-led, video-based course: how the concept of thermal equilibrium evolved into the Zeroth law; how the first law of thermodynamics is derived for closed systems; the key concepts in the second law of thermodynamics; Carnot's theorem; reversible heat engines; entropy changes in reversible and irreversible processes and more.

This course will be of interest to students of mechanical engineering or those studying heating, cooling and airflow systems. It will also be of interest to those working in the industry and those looking to improve their knowledge and skills in this area. Start this course today and learn more about the laws of thermodynamics.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Define the state and properties of a thermodynamic system
  • Explain pure substance and thermodynamic equilibrium
  • Describe the applications of heat and work
  • Trace how the concept of thermal equilibrium evolved into the Zeroth law
  • Discuss the first law of thermodynamics and its derivation for a closed system
  • Outline the key concepts in the second law of thermodynamics
  • Explain Carnot's theorem and reversible heat engines
  • Summarise entropy changes in reversible and irreversible processes
  • Define the concept of entropy
  • Cite the Nernst-Simon and Unattainable Phenomena statements

Certification

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