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Intensive Variables

  1. Aug 31, 2010 #1
    Is it a necessary condition for intensive variables to have the same value for all points in a system that is in equilibrium?
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    We can't just give you the answer, since then nobody would learn anything. But if you describe your reasoning, you'll likely get helpful comments.
  4. Aug 31, 2010 #3
    My reasoning is that they are said to be scale invariant. I read that electric and magnetic fields can be taken to be intensive, so I'm just trying to narrow down what is considered in an electromagnetic field in thermal equilibrium.
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