What's the use of learning enthalpy change (in chem) if you wanna be an architecture ??
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- Thread Starter
- 10-02-2017 12:32
- 10-02-2017 15:59
Do buildings not need heating or cooling? Do different materials not have differing thermal properties? Do architects not need to have an appreciation of differing materials and their thermal properties?
It is only a fool who turns down knowledge as being useless. Almost anything in life is useless.... until that time you encounter a quite unexpected scenario when it suddenly turns out to be exceedingly useful. If you want to be an architect, you need to show a better attitude towards learning. How do you know if it will be useful or not? You have the rest of your life to live.
- 10-02-2017 19:15
I think, for that very reason, you won't do it.
- 12-02-2017 15:49
Enthalpy is at the core of thermodynamics, a unifying subject that bridges Chemistry and Physics to describe Energy.
It's a useful area that is commonly used alongside Entropy to predict whether a reaction will occur spontaneously or not. Without this knowledge, we would not be able to synthesise the life-saving drugs, as we wouldn't know what temperatures they proceed at!
Most of the materials used in modern Architecture come from Chemistry and thermodynamics. I would say it would be important for a designer of buildings to know which materials trap or release heat the best, what their strength is under different temperatures, what the best composition of cement is for certain buildings, what materials cope in earthquakes etc Otherwise you could e.g design a building that crumbles during a heatwave.
The logic behind angles you will study come from Trigonometry. The strength of the foundations of a building will likely involve Physics.
Science and maths are the subjects from which everything else is ultimately derived from. If you don't study them, at least respect them.