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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The Effect of Temperature

Pp. 50-55 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083933117010009

Author(s): Alberto Gianinetti


Since the features of macroscopic processes derive from the microscopic behaviour of the system’s constituent particles, it is shown that temperature, which appears to us as a simple property of macroscopic bodies, is indeed a complex effect of the movement of the body’s particles.


Boltzmann factor, Dominating distribution, Heat transfer, Increase of entropy, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, Non-uniform energetic distribution, Partition functions, Peaked probability distribution of thermal energy, Probabilistic equilibration, Redistribution of thermal energy, Reduction in entropy, Spontaneous change, Uniform spatial distribution.