Study of relationships of heat and mechanical energy.
The branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy.
Branch of physics dealing with the transformation of heat into and from other forms of energy. It is the basis of the study of the efficient working of engines, such as the steam and internal-combustion engines. The three laws of thermodynamics are (1) energy can be neither created nor destroyed, heat and mechanical work being mutually convertible; (2) it is impossible for an unaided self-acting machine to convey heat from one body to another at a higher temperature; and (3) it is impossible by any procedure, no matter how idealized, to reduce any system to the absolute zero of temperature (0K/-273şC) in a finite number of operations. Put into mathematical form, these laws have widespread applications in physics and chemistry.
Nauka o odnosima toplote prema mehaničkom radu, nauka koja se bavi odnosom između toplotne i mehaničke energije.