information definition

How to Better Define Information in Physics

When I ask questions about conservation of information I frequently…

Statistical Mechanics Part II: The Ideal Gas

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

Statistical Mechanics Part I: Equilibrium Systems

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

Partial Differentiation Without Tears

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

Was the Early Universe in a Disordered State?

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

Building a Definition for Heat

One of the most frustrating misconceptions in Thermodynamics…
gas compression

Reversible Vs Irreversible Gas Compression/Expansion Work

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

Negative absolute temperatures

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

Understanding Entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Introduction The second law of thermodynamics and the associated…