The laws of thermodynamics

  • Mikhail V. Volkenstein
Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 57)


The law of conservation (under transformation) of energy also goes under the somewhat old-fashioned and pompous name “the first law of thermodynamics”. The second and third laws will soon be revealed. For now we consider just the first.


Irreversible Process Motive Force Adiabatic Expansion Carnot Cycle Mechanical Equivalent 
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