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Understanding Equation Form

  1. Jan 23, 2013 #1


    Maxwell Relation (thermoD)...

    ([itex]\frac{∂μ}{∂T}[/itex])[itex]_{p,n}[/itex] = - ([itex]\frac{∂S}{∂n}[/itex])[itex]_{T,p}[/itex]

    what does it mean having those subscript variables outside of the brackets.

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  3. Jan 23, 2013 #2


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    They are kept constant in the process. For example, the left side is the change of µ if you change T, but keep p and n constant.
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