An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy

An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy

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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Heat vs. Work

Pp. 18-23 (6)

Alberto Gianinetti

Abstract

The idea of transferring energy from/to a system is expanded to include work in addition to heat. Work is an alternative form by which the energy of a system can be transferred.

Keywords:

Boltzmann constant, Classical mechanics, Conservation of energy, Dissipation of energy, Entropy increase, First law, Heat, Intermolecular potential energy, Internal energy, Kinetic energy, Microscopic level, Thermal energy, Transfer of work, Waste heat, Work.

Affiliation:

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics Genomics Research Centre, via San Protaso 302, 29017 Fiorenzuola d`Arda Italy.