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Main Question or Discussion Point
1 Is Equilibrium a Scalar or Vector quantity?
2 What is the unit of Equilibrium?
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
2 What is the unit of Equilibrium?
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
No.I mean Equilibrium cannot be measured similar to a Force applied?
You can have rules which tell you what quantities you need for a system to reach equilibrium, if that's what you are asking.Can we have Equilibrium laws similar to Newton's laws of motion?
Are you working on a science fiction story?Yes. I mean Similar to Newton's three laws of motion or law of conservation of momentum or law of conservation of energy or law of inertia can we derive laws of Equilibrium?
Equilibrium is not a law or laws. If you read more of that Wikipedia article, you will see the kinds of things needed to make equilibrium.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamic_equilibrium said:Thermodynamic equilibrium is an axiomatic concept of thermodynamics.
While you can find the equilibrium for a particular system, there are no fundamental 'equilibrium laws' like there are with Newton's laws of motion and other laws in physics. Remember that equilibrium is just one particular state of a system. There are potentially an infinite number of states and you could easily ask if we can derive 'laws' for these states as well.Yes. I mean Similar to Newton's three laws of motion or law of conservation of momentum or law of conservation of energy or law of inertia can we derive laws of Equilibrium?
I do not think that counting out numbered laws is a productive way to approach physics. However, in this case you might consider the three laws of thermodynamics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_thermodynamics.Yes. I mean Similar to Newton's three laws of motion or law of conservation of momentum or law of conservation of energy or law of inertia can we derive laws of Equilibrium?
That is analogous to a ball sitting at the bottom of a valley, at the top of a hill, or on a flat surface. There are no special laws or equations for that. Stability is a property of an equation.There are three types of Equilibrium namely Stable, Unstable & Neutral.
Can't we derive laws of Equilibrium depending upon the three types in physics?