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    Finding beta for the boltzman distribution.

    I think that Leonard Susskind does this derivation in one of his lectures on statistical mechanics that is available on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Zbp6__uNw"
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    Interaction between blackbodies in relation to the second law

    Is it as simple as dQ\Big( \frac{1}{T_2} - \frac{1}{T_1}\Big)=dQ\Big( \frac{T_1-T_2}{T_1T_2}\Big)>0, if dQ=dQ_1 - dQ_2 is the net-heat where positive direction is from B_1 to B_2 and dQ_1>dQ_2?
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    Interaction between blackbodies in relation to the second law

    I am trying to understand the behavior of blackbodies in interaction with each other. Conditions as follows. 1) There are two blackbodies, say B_1 and B_2, with corresponding temperature T_1 and T_2. 2) Initially T_1>T_2. 3) B_1 and B_2 have thermal contact only through radiation...
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