Thermodynamics, as with most concepts in science and physics, is most accurately described using mathematical equations. However, simple explanations, although not perfectly accurate, are sufficient to convey the information needed to understand everyday experiences. This article is an attempt to simplify these concepts.
Thermodynamics simply describes the movement of heat. Thermodynamics is derived from thermo, meaning heat, and dynamics, meaning power, and is used to describe the movement or change of a process due to heat flow.