**Introduction** • General overview of the use of Infrared Thermography

• Course logistics and curriculum outline

• Trainer and student introductions

• Understanding Certification and requirements

• Basic atomic structure

- States of matter

- Bonding of molecules

• Forms of energy

- Definitions and basic explanation

-The Kinetic Molecular Theory

Three Modes of Heat Transfer

• Conduction

- Fourier’s law: concepts & calculations

- Thermal resistance

- Transient conduction: concepts & calculations

• Convection

- Newton’s Law of Cooling:

- Concepts & calculations

- Real world applications

• Radiation

- Stephan-Boltzmann formula

- Concepts & calculations

- Real world applications

- Dollars and cents calculations of remedial action

• Spectral Emittance of Real Surfaces

• Semitransparent Windows and Filters

• Emissivity concepts

- specular and diffuse emitters

- Lambertian emitters - angular sensitivity - effects of emittance v errors

- Emissivity calculations

• Reflectivity Concepts

- quantifying effects of reflection

- theoretical corrections

• Transmissivity Concepts

- quantifying partial transmittance

- theoretical corrections

- measurements & calculations

• NETD, MRTD, MDTD

• SRF (Square Response Function Test)

• Resolution vs Lens and Distance