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ERIC Number: EJ831225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
The Absorption Refrigerator as a Thermal Transformer
Herrmann, F.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n2 p331-336 Mar 2009
The absorption refrigerator can be considered a thermal transformer, that is, a device that is analogous to the electric transformer. The analogy is based on the correspondence between the extensive quantities, entropy and electric charge and the intensive variables, temperature and electric potential. (Contains 1 footnote and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
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