When most people think about thermodynamics, they think about the transfer of energy and the utilization of such energy transfer for the useful production of work. This often leads many engineering students in fields such as computer science and electrical or civil engineering to wonder why this particular subject is relevant to them. In reality, thermodynamics deals with much more than the study of heat or energy transfer and the development of work. Indeed, it deals with virtually all aspects of our lives, from the combustion processes that run our automobiles and produce our electric power in power plants to the refrigeration cycles that cool our beer, from the cryogenic pumping of liquids and gases in space to the distillation processes used to produce the gasoline that runs our automobiles.