Module 1 :
Lecture 1 : Introduction


The most of general sense of thermodynamics is the study of energy and its relationship to the properties of matter. All activities in nature involve some interaction between energy and matter. Thermodynamics is a science that governs the following:

  • Energy and its transformation
  • Feasibility of a process involving transformation of energy
  • Feasibility of a process involving transfer of energy
  • Equilibrium processes


More specifically, thermodynamics deals with energy conversion, energy exchange and the direction of exchange.