Advertisement

Zeroth Law Revisited; Motive Forces; Thermodynamic Stability

  • Raza Tahir-Kheli
Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics asserts that if a given macroscopic system is in thermal equilibrium simultaneously with two different systems, then those two (otherwise separate) systems are also in thermal equilibrium with each other. Further, whenever this happens, there is a property common to all three systems. This property is identified as the “temperature.”

Keywords

Internal Energy Isolate System Isothermal Compressibility Extensive Property Extensive Variable 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Personalised recommendations