Dynamic Series – Thermodynamics Part I Introduction

Today, my friends, we begin the last part in this series. I’ve saved the best for last. Thermodynamics! We’ll just do a quick introduction today and get into the meat of the laws next Monday. So, what’s thermodynamics and who put it all together? Obviously we know that God the Creator of all things, wrote the laws of thermodynamics when He formed this universe. Since then man has attempted to understand the complexities of Gods intelligent design. So it was in the mid 19th century that a few men, one whose name you’ll recognize undoubtedly, began to form the laws of thermodynamics.

Thermodynamics is, at the most basic level, what we understand about heats reaction to energy. From there this field of study branches out into the relationships of energies with one another. While much of the ground work had been laid down by Bernoulli, Boyle, Hooke, and others in the two centuries before, it was Lord Kelvin who coined the term Thermodynamics in 1854. Rudolf Clausius haD previously coined the term entropy in 1850. Both are credited with the first law of thermodynamics. The second law, though Kelvin did much work in the area, is credited to French physicist Nicolas Carnot, while the third is credited to Walther Nernst a chemist. That’s a lot of names huh? Shake it off, beloved, I promise we won’t discuss them all at length. Actually my main point of mentioning them all, though this is no where close to a completed list it, wow that’s a lot of people! Each of these men relying on one another, and previous men of history, to complete their theories. All without email…or google translate. Pretty neat accomplishment, right?

Over the next three Monday’s, Lord willing, we’ll discuss the three laws, with a brief mention of the fourth dubbed Zeroth Law, the principles of these laws, and finally their application. The laws of thermodynamics are often used incorrectly by both creationists and atheists during apologetic encounters, so this will be an important series. I’m really looking forward to discussing this with you! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

6 thoughts on “Dynamic Series – Thermodynamics Part I Introduction”

  1. Wow Thermodynamics is far away for me and my girls! But need to see you do this. By the way I’ll start posting Homeschool school again on my blog after I return from my missions trip…been caught up so busy with the prep

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    1. I’m always taken aback by Kayleigh’s love for science, honestly these subjects are more like discussions that span the years. She’s been asking questions about how things work since she could talk, so there’s never been a moment where I handed her thermodynamic worksheets or anything like that. Her new obsession, recently, has been etymology, which is why I had to add where the words came from. She wants to know why things are named what they’re named, why they do what they do, how they do it, never just a basic answer. I love that about homeschooling, what they’re interested in we can cultivate. I just wish I had paid more attention in science class!
      I love your lessons, brother, and I know they bless many homeschoolers. It’s really difficult to find God centered lessons that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I can’t wait to see what you guys learn next. It has been a tremendous help just to use the structure that you have, it can really be applied to any lesson. That’s something I struggle with, structuring a lesson. I can focus for about as long as a hamster 🙂 God gave me a hyper focused husband, thankfully! We balance each other.
      I’m in continued prayer for you, and for your trip to be fruitful. I know we’ve discussed previously that you’ve felt a tightening of the doors for the Gospel and church planting.

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