Thermodynamics is approximately the study of temperature and heat and related quantities. It can be roughly divided into statistical mechanics, nonclassical thermodynamics, and classical thermodynamics.
Statistical mechanics involves kinetic molecular theory: the theory that matter consists of molecules (or atoms) in motion. It relates the classical thermodynamic quanties of pressure, volume, and temperature to averages of large numbers of particles. Quantum statistical mechanics uses quantum theory. Relativistic statistical mechanics uses the special theory of relativity. Classical statistical mechanics uses classical mechanics.
Advanced or nonclassical thermodynamics deals largely non-equilibrium thermodynamics. It includes studies of heat, or thermal conductivity and the like.
Classical thermodynamics deals with thermodynamic systems, processes which involve changes in states and systems, and states. It deals with variables that are observable at a human scale, not with the detailed microstructure of matter. It includes subjects such as temperature and heat, and includes the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
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Modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century can be connected. Thermodynamics began to develop substantially, especially in Western Civilization.
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The early 19th century including the early 1800s, late 1800s, early 1810s, and late 1810s can be connected. The early mid 19th century including the early 1820s, late 1820s, early 1830s, and late 1830s can be connected. Sadi Carnot founded the modern science of thermodynamics. The mid 19th century including the early 1840s, late 1840s, early 1850s, and late 1850s can be connected. James Joule measured the mechanical equivalent of heat and formulated the principle of conservation of energy. Rudolf Clausius defined the quantity named entropy, and William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) named the science of thermodynamics. The late mid 19th century including the early 1860s, late 1860s, early 1870s, and late 1870s can be connected. Clausius and Maxwell formulated statistical mechanics. Ludwig Boltzmann and J. Willard Gibbs also contributed to thermodynamics. The late 19th century including the early 1880s, late 1880s, early 1890s, and late 1890s can be connected.
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Western Civilization including Anglic, Latin, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Thermodynamics has developed first and foremost in Western civilization. Mexico can be connected. Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected. Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. Northeast European peoples such as those of Russia can be connected.
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Created 9 Dec 2013 Last updated 23 Sep 2017