What is thermal physics?

  • Michael Sprackling
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Part of the Macmillan Physical Science Series book series (PHYSSS)

Abstract

The term thermal physics is applied to the study of the properties of large assemblies of atoms — that is, to the study of macroscopic bodies — and to the interactions between such bodies, when there are differences of temperature between the bodies or when their properties are temperature-dependent.

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Note

  1. J. C. Maxwell, Scientific Papers, Vol. 2, p. 662 (New York: Dover, 1965).Google Scholar

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© Michael Sprackling 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Sprackling
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  1. 1.Dept of PhysicsKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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