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ERIC Number: EJ931297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
On the Clausius Equality and Inequality
Anacleto, Joaquim
European Journal of Physics, v32 n2 p279-286 Mar 2011
This paper deals with subtleties and misunderstandings regarding the Clausius relation. We start by demonstrating the relation in a new and simple way, explaining clearly the assumptions made and the extent of its validity. Then follows a detailed discussion of some confusions and mistakes often found in the literature. The addressed points include the issue of temperature in the Clausius relation and closely related concepts, such as heat, reversibility and reservoir. The ideas presented in this study are primarily intended for graduate students and teachers, and may also be of interest to undergraduate students with a solid background in thermodynamics. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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