Basic Thermodynamics ~ J. Pohl © (A~10/14) | www.THERMOspokenhere.com (A~TOC) |

**THERMO Spoken Here!** is more than Basic Thermodynamics. The "more" are topics refreshed from HS physics and calculus. **TSH** is written to connect prerequisite topics with those of beginning Engineering Thermodynamics. Beginning at a 10th-grade Geek's level, a stepping-stone path of topics with examples lead to and include the beginning of engineering thermodynamics. Aspects of the content are:

**Newton's Laws of Motion:** These are the basis of classical mechanics and classical thermodynamics. In high discusses "f = mA," with minimal use of the vector math or calculus Newton used (1687). Newton's 2nd is viewed from his perspective, "momemtum," in equaton form as **d(mV)/dt = ΣF**. This 2nd Law equation form is the same as the mass equation, energy equation and others in science.

**Vectors and Calculus:** Newton used vectors and calculus to explain events of physical reality and to convey his understandings to others (not to be fancy - Newton needed the math). Beginning mathematics, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, vectors and calculus... are presented and used - no steps omitted. Expressed mathematically, many principles of physics and engineering are seen to have a common form alike. The principal math tool is the first-order, ordinary differential equation. Such mathematics is used repeatedly with explanation in every example.

**Closed and Open System Analysis:** Some 250 proposed, solved and explained examples are presented.

I hope the writing at ** THERMO Spoken Here!** will be of use to you,

Sincerely,

James Pohl, PhD

January 15, 2024