noun (used with a singular verb)
Related formsther·mo·dy·nam·i·cist, noun
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Ross has ingeniously located much of modern physics in the Bible, including the laws of thermodynamics and the Big Bang.Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This fact, however, depends ultimately upon the second law of thermodynamics (see Radiation).
The human brain and the secondary laws of thermodynamics had combined to thwart the will of a relentless universe.Deepfreeze|Robert Donald Locke
This is the second fundamental law of thermodynamics, the law of the degradation of energy.Major Prophets of To-Day|Edwin E. Slosson
If a should be a function of the temperature, it follows from thermodynamics that it would be equal to (a - Tda/dT) (1/vl - 1/vv).
Thermodynamics does not teach us anything about a mass of heat sticking to the surface of a block of matter of any kind.New Theories in Astronomy|Willam Stirling
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The branch of physics devoted to the study of heat and related phenomena. The behavior of heat is governed by the three laws of thermodynamics: (1) The total energy of an isolated system cannot change; this is the law of conservation of energy. (2) Heat will not flow from a cold to a hot object spontaneously (see entropy). (3) It is impossible, in a finite number of operations, to produce a temperature of absolute zero.