Thermodynamics Articles


information definition

How to Better Define Information in Physics

When I ask questions about conservation of information I frequently…

Statistical Mechanics: The Ideal Gas

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

Statistical Mechanics: 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 and 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…