Human thermodynamics (etymology)

In thermodynamics, the etymology of the term human thermodynamics traces the history of the use of the term by those as English engineer Bryan Donkin (1893), English physicist C.G. Darin (1852), American physician Karlis Ullis (1999), and American engineer Libb Thims (2001), each independent to each other, among others.

In 1893, English engineer Bryan Donkin was using the terms "human thermodynamics" and "human thermo-dynamics" in reference to the earlier work of Gustav Hirn, specifically his philosophical thermodynamics work and his measurements of the mechanical equivalent of heat to human beings in action. [1]

In 1952, English physicist C.G. Darwin, in his The Next Million Years, independently of Hirn, it seems, used the term "human thermodynamics" as the science of the thermodynamics, particularly statistical thermodynamics, of systems of human molecules. [2]

In 1999, American physician Karlis Ullis, in his chapter seven is titled "The Critical Point and the Theory of Human Thermodynamics", used the term human thermodynamics, in a rather metaphorical way, to speculation on how entropy relates to over-training. [3]

Between 2002 and 2004, American chemical engineer Libb Thims wrote a three unpublished manuscripts each titled Human Thermodynamics, in an effort to uniformly apply chemical thermodynamics in an explantion of human existence. [4]

In September of 2007, Thims published the first true chapter on "human thermodynamics", uniform in basis in its outline of the statistical thermodynamic and chemical thermodynamic analysis of systems of chemically reactive human molecules. [5]

In December of 2007, the online Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics was started by Thims and Russian physical chemist Georgi Gladyshev. [6]

See also
‚óŹ Human thermodynamics (synonyms)

1. Donkin, Bryan. (1893). “The Scientific Work of Gustav Adolph Hirn in 7 Chapters (1845-1888)” (pgs. 145-201); Picture of Hirn, (pg. 144); Chapter V: Human thermodynamics, pg. 176-83)”, Transactions of the Manchester Association of Engineers (table of contents: human thermo-dynamics, pg. 176). Herald & Walker Printers.
2. Darwin, Charles G. (1952). The Next Million Years (term: "human thermodynamics", pg. 26), (Google Books). London: Rupert Hart-Davis.
3. Ullis, Karlis (1999). Age Right - Turn Back the Clock with a Proven Antiaging Program, (ch. 4: The Critical Point and the Theory of Human Thermodynamics, pgs. 32-45, section: "Human Thermodynamics", pg. 34-36). New York: Simon & Schuster.
4. (a) Thims, Libb. (2004). Human Thermodynamics (Volume Three). 330-pgs. Chicago: Institute of Human Thermodynamics.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2003). Human Thermodynamics (Volume Two). 330-pgs. Chicago: Institute of Human Thermodynamics.
(c) Thims, Libb. (2002). Human Thermodynamics (Volume One). 330-pgs. Chicago: Institute of Human Thermodynamics.
5. Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two), (ch. 16: Human Thermodynamics) (preview), (436-pgs). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
6. (a) See: EoHT wiki: Progress report
(b) See: EoHT wiki: Draft Cover

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