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Two Fundamental Laws of Nature

  • Reinhard HentschkeEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

This chapter explains how the first and the second law of thermodynamics can be cast into a useful mathematical form. It also explains different types of work as well as concepts like temperature and entropy. The final result is the differential entropy change expressed through differential changes in internal energy and the various types of work. This is a fundamental relation throughout equilibrium as well as non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

Keywords

Volume Element Adiabatic Process Carnot Cycle British Physicist Total Energy Content 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Natural SciencesBergische UniversitätWuppertalGermany

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