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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Some Special Instances of Entropy Change

Pp. 144-148 (5)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083933117010020

Author(s): Alberto Gianinetti


A few particular phenomena are quite difficult to frame into the fundamental equation, nonetheless they can be interpreted to the light of the general idea of statistical mechanics that any system and any overall change tend to the most probable state, i.e., a state that is microscopically equilibrated and then macroscopically stable.


Correlational behaviour, Deassimilation, Distinguishability of particles, Isomers, Most probable state, Natural patterns, Spontaneous separation, Whirl.