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American Journal of Physics
written by Alan Macdonald
A new statement of the second law of thermodynamics is given. The law leads almost effortlessly, for very general closed systems, to a definition of absolute entropy S, a demonstration that ΔS>0 in adiabatic processes, a definition of temperature, and a demonstration that dS>δQ/T in quasistatic processes. Entropy is given a clear physical meaning.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 63, Issue 12, Pages 1122-1127
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10.1119/1.18018
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Thermodynamics
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A. MacDonald, Am. J. Phys. 63 (12), 1122 (1995), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18018).
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A. MacDonald, A new statement of the second law of thermodynamics, Am. J. Phys. 63 (12), 1122 (1995), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18018>.
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MacDonald, A. (1995, December 1). A new statement of the second law of thermodynamics. Am. J. Phys., 63(12), 1122-1127. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18018
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MacDonald, Alan. "A new statement of the second law of thermodynamics." Am. J. Phys. 63, no. 12, (December 1, 1995): 1122-1127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18018 (accessed 22 September 2014).
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MacDonald, Alan. "A new statement of the second law of thermodynamics." Am. J. Phys. 63.12 (1995): 1122-1127. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18018>.
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