Human engineering thermodynamics

In engineering, human engineering thermodynamics, “engineering thermodynamics applied to humans”, is the study of the practical application of human thermodynamics, particularly human chemical thermodynamics or human statistical thermodynamics, for use in the animate engineering of human systems: individual, social, economic, and or political; a thermodynamics bases social engineering, in short. [1]

In 1921, English radiochemist Frederick Soddy, in his "Cartesian Economics" lecture, stated the following: [2]

“It is just because the application of the every-day principles of engineering to the animate engine offers such a powerful corrective to the make-believes of the economic systems of society that I have ventured to address you on the subject.”

In 2010, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims, in his human thermodynamics lectures to bioengineering thermodynamics students (see: Thims lectures) of American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims began to use the phrase “human engineering thermodynamics” in references to bioengineers applying human thermodynamics, human statistical thermodynamic, and or human chemical thermodynamics principles towards the social applications. [3]

In 2013, in discussion of a possible namesake for the subject of the teachings of the two cultures department, the name "human molecular engineering" as would be taught in the "Department of Human Molecular Engineering, University of So-And-So", came to the fore as a possible candidate.

See also
‚óŹ Applied human thermodynamics

1. Thims, Libb. (2012). “Human Thermodynamics: Chemical, Physical, and Engineering” (§14.4: Human engineering thermodynamics, pgs. 7-8), Bioengineering Thermodynamics; pre-lecture required reading; tentative draft chapter 14 for Schaum’s Outlines of Thermodynamics for Engineers, Third Edition, by Merle C. Potter and Craig W. Somerton. McGraw-Hill.
2. Soddy, Frederick. (1921). “Cartesian Economics: the Bearing of Physical Science upon Start Stewardship”, Nov. Two Lectures to the Student Unions of Birkbeck College and the London School of Economics.
(b) Soddy, Frederick. (1922). Cartesian Economics. 32-pgs. London: Hendersons.
3. Thims, Libb. (2010). "Introduction to Human Thermodynamics" (1-hour guest lecture) (abstract) (Human Thermodynamics Fundamentals: handout), 1-hour guest lecture, Engineer Class at University (professor wishes to remain anonymous), Apr 13, 9:30-10:30.

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