Tag Archives: entropy

The Four Laws of Thermodynamics

0th Law: Heat doesn’t flow between objects of the same temperature.

1st Law: Heat cannot be created or destroyed.

2nd Law: Entropy increases by the flow of heat in a closed system not in equilibrium.

3rd Law: Entropy approaches a constant minimum in a system as temperature approaches absolute zero.

References:

http://www.ridgenet.net/~do_while/sage/v7i1f.htm

http://www.physicsforidiots.com/thermodynamics.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_thermodynamics

Peter Atkins / Four Laws That Drive the Universe

[*3.169, *7.164]

<>

 

Thermodynamics and the Four Thermodynamic Potentials

References:

http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/classical-mechanics-versus-thermodynamics-part-2/

http://qed.princeton.edu/main/PlasmaWiki/Thermodynamic_Potentials

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamic_potential

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell_relations

[*7.80]

<>