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

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For more information about Professor Shankar's book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit http://bit.ly/1jFIqNu.

Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200)

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.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Review of the Carnot Engine
19:18 - Chapter 2. Calculating the Entropy Change
35:34 - Chapter 3. The Second Law of Thermodynamics as a Function of Entropy
43:46 - Chapter 4. The Microscopic Basis of Entropy

Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu


This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

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