(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); What happens then if one has applied a static magnetic field to a heat conductor? Could the temperature increase as a result of reducing the degrees of freedom, increasing the ability for heat to be transferred from that body to others? Wikipedia said:The temperature of a classical ideal gas is related to its average kinetic energy via the equation:

:[itex] \overline{E}_\text{k} = \begin{matrix} \frac 1 2 \end{matrix} kT [/itex],

for each [[degrees of freedom (physics and chemistry)|degree of freedom]], where [itex] k = R/n [/itex] (n= Avogadro number, R= ideal gas constant). This relation is valid in the classical regime, i.e. when the particle density is much less than [itex]1/\Lambda^{3}[/itex], where [itex]\Lambda[/itex] is the thermal de Broglie wavelength. A monoatomic gas has only the three translational degrees of freedom.

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# Spontaneous decrease of degrees of freedom using magnetism?

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