- See: Thermodynamic System, State Function, Process Function, Thermodynamic System.
- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/thermodynamic_process Retrieved:2014-6-6.
- A thermodynamic process is the energetic development of a thermodynamic system proceeding from an initial state to a final state. Paths through the space of thermodynamic variables are often specified by holding certain thermodynamic variables constant. A state function is a thermodynamic variable which depends only on the current state of the system, not the path taken to reach that state. Conversely a process function does depend on the path.