For process operators/technologists, what are some specific topics that provide an elementary understanding and basic familiarity with the science of process operations? Granted, almost any topic of chemistry is important, so those may be omitted.
Please refrain from broad subjects like "physics" or "math." I suggest using topics such as: algebra; electricity ( E=IR); energy balances; fluid mechanics; gravity; gas laws (PVT); heat transfer; light (spectrum, refraction, reflection, etc.); magnetism; mass transfer (diffusion, distillation, "sorption"); material balances; motion (Newton's laws of, F=MA); momentum; phase equilibria; thermodynamics (work, heat, enthalpy, entropy, etc.); vectors; vibration (waves and sound).