An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy

Author(s): Alberto Gianinetti

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The second law of thermodynamics is an example of the fundamental laws that govern our universe and is relevant to every branch of science exploring the physical world. This reference summarizes ...
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Introduction

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Heat vs. Work

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More on Reversibility

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More a Matter of Lost Work Than of Waste Heat

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Entropy in Statistical Mechanics

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The Effect of Temperature

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From Nature’s Tendency To Statistical Mechanics

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Distributions of Particles and Energy

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Boltzmann Entropy & Equilibrium in Non-Isolated Systems

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Entropy Increase as Tendency: Drive and Effector

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The Probabilistic Driver and the Role of Restraints

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The Motional Effector

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Instances of Entropy Change

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The Limits of the Spreading and Sharing Metaphor

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Some Special Instances of Entropy Change

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The Role of Probability in Defining Entropy

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