PHYS 200 - Lecture 24 - The Second Law of Thermodynamics (cont.) and Entropy

Lecture 24 - The Second Law of Thermodynamics (cont.) and Entropy

Overview

The focus of the lecture is the concept of entropy. Specific examples are given to calculate the entropy change for a number of different processes. Boltzmann's microscopic formula for entropy is introduced and used to explain irreversibility.

Resources

Assignment

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapters 19-22.

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