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A simple example illustrating the application of thermodynamic extremum principles

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Velasco Maíllo, Santiago and Fernández Pineda, Cristóbal (2002) A simple example illustrating the application of thermodynamic extremum principles. European Journal of Physics, 23 (5). pp. 501-511. ISSN 0143-0807

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/23/5/307


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Abstract

A composite system consisting of two identical ideal gases separated by a movable, frictionless, diathermic piston is used to illustrate the application of different extremum principles in thermodynamics. The time evolution of the system from an initial constrained equilibrium state to the final equilibrium state is analysed by means of a very simple phenomenological model.


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SV thanks the Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología (CICYT) of Spain for financial support under grant nº PB 98-0261 and the Junta de CyL-FSE of Spain for financial support under grant nº SA097/01.

Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Thermodynamics
ID Code:23651
Deposited On:26 Nov 2013 08:48
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 12:56

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