ERIC Number: EJ375441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Derivation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics from Boltzmann's Distribution Law.
Nelson, P. G.
Journal of Chemical Education, v65 n5 p390-92 May 1988
Shows how the thermodynamic condition for equilibrium in an isolated system can be derived by the application of Boltzmann's law to a simple physical system. States that this derivation could be included in an introductory course on chemical equilibrium to help prepare students for a statistical mechanical treatment presented in the curriculum. (CW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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