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### Statistical Mechanics Part II: The Ideal Gas

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Read Part 1: Equilibrium Systems The Ideal Gas: Boltzmann's…

### Statistical Mechanics Part I: Equilibrium Systems

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This is the first of a multi-part series of articles intended…

### Partial Differentiation Without Tears

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Differentiation is usually taught quite well. Perhaps that's…

### Was the Early Universe in a Disordered State?

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No. The second law of thermodynamics says that entropy can only…

### Building a Definition for Heat

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One of the most frustrating misconceptions in Thermodynamics…

### Reversible Vs Irreversible Gas Compression/Expansion Work

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Introduction In learning Thermodynamics, one of the difficult…

### Negative absolute temperatures

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It's a famous result in thermodynamics that you can't reach absolute…

### Understanding Entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

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Introduction The second law of thermodynamics and the associated…