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Understanding Thermodynamics for Science and Engineering

Physics
Free Course

Learn more about thermodynamics for science and engineering.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Thermodynamics is a very important branch of science and engineering that studies the role of heat and its relation to energy and work. Having a good knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics is essential for working in many scientific and engineering disciplines such as physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering and materials science.

This course introduces you to the core concepts of thermodynamics such as the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature and how changes in one can affect the others. Examples are also given and worked out step by step.

This course will be of great interest to professionals working in science and engineering disciplines who would like to learn more about the concepts behind thermodynamics, and to students who are studying physics, chemistry or engineering and who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics.

Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the essential properties of gases and liquids; - Calculate an ideal gas P x V = K, where P = Pressure, V = Volume and K = Kinetic constant; - Define temperature and how it affects pressure and volume; - Calculate absolute zero and degrees Celsius in degrees Kelvin; - and describe the mole and Avogadro’s Constant.

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