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What is Entropy

What Thermodynamics and Entropy Means

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Introduction The student of thermodynamics, as they consider pistons and ideal gasses and such, often begin to grasp the nature of entropy only to find…
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Lesson on Entanglement Entropy in Quantum Field Theory

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Part 1: Quantum Mechanics[This article expects the reader to have some experience with quantum field theory and path integrals][I should also…
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Learn Entanglement Entropy in Quantum Mechanics

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Quantum Mechanics(QM) is one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history. Not only because it describes the world at the microscopic level…
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How to Determine the Change in Entropy

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How do you determine the change in entropy for a closed system that is subjected to an irreversible process?Here are some typical questions we get…
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Fun with Self-Avoiding Walks Simulations

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This post is about some simulations I did of self-avoiding random walks. These are what they sound like: with each step, the position of the walk moves…
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What are Negative Absolute Temperatures

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It's a famous result in thermodynamics that you can't reach absolute zero no matter how hard you try. Also, the definition of absolute zero makes it obvious…
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Understanding Entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

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Introduction The second law of thermodynamics and the associated concept of entropy have been sources of confusion to thermodynamics students for centuries.…