Thermodynamics and Energy

   

Tait, Force and Entropy

Authors: Jeremy Dunning-Davies

Almost 150 years ago, Peter Guthrie Tait gave a lecture to a British Association meeting and took as his subject 'force'. His conclusions were both interesting and controversial but possibly offer a means to understanding better the notion of entropy as it appears in classical thermodynamics. This suggestion, however, applies to entropy - or, more accurately, to entropy difference - as it appears in classical thermodynamics and not to the quantity with the same name which occurs in statistical mechanics and information theory. Finally, there is included a brief examination of the plethora of recent claims to have identified violations of the Second Law of Thermodynamics in nanosized systems. Doubt is cast on the validity of such claims.

Comments: 4 Pages.

Download: PDF

Submission history

[v1] 2018-03-17 07:38:49

Unique-IP document downloads: 21 times

Vixra.org is a pre-print repository rather than a journal. Articles hosted may not yet have been verified by peer-review and should be treated as preliminary. In particular, anything that appears to include financial or legal advice or proposed medical treatments should be treated with due caution. Vixra.org will not be responsible for any consequences of actions that result from any form of use of any documents on this website.

Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.

comments powered by Disqus