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statmech2

Statistical Mechanics Part II: The Ideal Gas

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Read Part 1: Equilibrium Systems The Ideal Gas: Boltzmann's…
statmech1

Statistical Mechanics Part I: Equilibrium Systems

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

Partial Differentiation Without Tears

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

Was the Early Universe in a Disordered State?

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

Building a Definition for Heat

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One of the most frustrating misconceptions in Thermodynamics…
gas compression

Reversible Vs Irreversible Gas Compression/Expansion Work

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Introduction In learning Thermodynamics, one of the difficult…
negative temperature

Negative absolute temperatures

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

Understanding Entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

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Introduction The second law of thermodynamics and the associated…