1. Basic Concepts and Definitions
Classical thermodynamics is a macroscopic approach to the study of thermodynamics. This chapter introduces basic concepts and definitions used in classical thermodynamics. It lays the foundation for a comprehensive analysis of different thermodynamic processes and cycles to be presented in this book.
After completing the chapter, you should be able to
- Explain the basic scope of engineering thermodynamics and its common areas of application
- Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts, such as system and its surroundings, closed and open systems, extensive and intensive properties, equilibrium state, quasi-equilibrium process, and cycle