An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy


by

Alberto Gianinetti

DOI: 10.2174/97816810839331170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-393-3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-394-0





The second law of thermodynamics is an example of the fundamental laws that govern our universe and is relevant to every branch of sci...[view complete introduction]

From Nature’s Tendency To Statistical Mechanics

- Pp. 56-60 (5)

Alberto Gianinetti

Abstract

Some processes happen spontaneously. What, at a macroscopic level, appears as a nature’s tendency, is an effect of the complex statistical behaviour of the microscopic particles: their overall net effect emerges at the macroscopic level as a spontaneous force that determines if and how a system can spontaneously change, and if and toward which direction a process is therefore started.

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