Category Archives: Spring 2013

Equilibrium

1. Irreversibility may be measured by the amount of entropy production. 2. Let us look at a modified version of our previous example: Consider the two subsystems as separate systems. Now System I is at 300 K and System II … Continue reading

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Hello, entropy!

I think it is best to plunge right in by starting with entropy. But, first, some preliminaries. In thermodynamic analysis, we focus our attention on certain quantity of matter (called a system) in a box. The box walls constitute the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Thermo

A quick recap of the first real class today. We will use DeHoff and Gaskell as the official text books. There are many other texts available, and you are welcome to consult any of them. The primary focus will be … Continue reading

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