Thermodynamics and Energy


Some Thoughts on Basic Thermodynamics

Authors: Jeremy Dunning-Davies

Here attention returns to the fundamental starting point for classical thermodynamics - the notion of a heat engine working in a cycle. What follows is based exclusively on the lucid writings of Peter Guthrie Tait and much of the argument closely follows his original. However, this is used to illustrate how modern physics has tended to stray away from the basics of this crucially important topic of thermodynamics. Attention is drawn to the difference between such classical thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics.

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