Application of thermodynamic extremum principles



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Fernández Pineda, Cristóbal and Velasco Maíllo, Santiago (2001) Application of thermodynamic extremum principles. American Journal of Physics, 69 (11). pp. 1160-1165. ISSN 0002-9505

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A simple system is used to illustrate the application of different extremum principles in thermodynamics. The system consists of an ideal gas contained in an adiabatically isolated cylinder interacting with a constant-pressure work device through an adiabatic movable piston. A kinetic model is also used to analyze the time evolution of the system toward the final equilibrium state.

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© 2001 American Association of Physics Teachers. S.V. thanks the Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología (CICYT) of Spain under Grant No. PB 98-0261 and the Junta de CyL-FSE of Spain under Grant No. SA097/01 for financial support.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Adiabatic Piston, Equilibrium
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Thermodynamics
ID Code:23675
Deposited On:26 Nov 2013 10:31
Last Modified:29 Oct 2015 14:34

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