Thermodynamics and Energy


Temperature as a Concept Derived from Energy and Entropy.

Authors: Rodrigo de Abreu

Temperature is introduced as a derived concept from energy and entropy. We consider two sub-systems in equilibrium for several configurations. The equality of temperature of the sub-systems is obtained from the equilibrium condition. The isothermal transformation is defined for several configurations and from this definition we obtain the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. We apply the analysis to the ideal gas. The classical ideal gas appears as a limit and the problem of the measurement of temperature is analysed.

Comments: 17 Pages. Ciência & Tecnologia dos Materiais, Vol. 15, nº 1/2, 23 (2003).

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