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What would this be?
krab said:It essentially says that there is a useful measure we call "temperature". IOW, the numbers make sense; If A is warmer than B and B is warmer than C, then A is warmer than C.
If C is initially in thermal equilibrium with both A and B, then A and B are also in thermal equilibrium with each other. This result is called the zeroth law of thermodynamics.
Mk said:It sounds like basic math, if A is greater than B and B is greater than C than A is greater than C.
True, but remember that "temperature" is some real property.Mk said:It sounds like basic math, if A is greater than B and B is greater than C than A is greater than C.
There are several things that make this actually non-trivial:Mk said:Again, if C=A=B, A=B