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

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
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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.

Reading assignment:

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapters 19-22.

Resources: Problem Set 12 [PDF] Problem Set 12 Solutions [PDF] Sample Final Examination [PDF] Sample Final Examination Solutions [PDF]

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Comment1 CHETAN SHIVSING KAHATE, March 3, 2016 at 9:43 a.m.:

Thanks to Yale university...
lectures on thermodynamics by Mr.Shankar has given me inspiration to study the subject in depth..


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