The Laws of Thermodynamics

  • Walter Greiner
  • Ludwig Neise
  • Horst Stöcker
Part of the Classical Theoretical Physics book series (CLASSTHEOR)

Abstract

In the last section we realized that heat is nothing but a special form of energy. This was the discovery of R.J. Mayer (1842). The perception of heat as energy which is statistically distributed among the particles of a system, was established by Clausius (1857): he introduced the statistical concept of the mean square of the velocity and derived the ideal gas law from kinetic theory.

Keywords

Combustion Entropy Total Heat Expense Tate 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Greiner
    • 1
  • Ludwig Neise
    • 1
  • Horst Stöcker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJohann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am MainGermany

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