An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy

Heat vs. Work

Author(s): Alberto Gianinetti

Pp: 18-23 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083933117010005

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The idea of transferring energy from/to a system is expanded to include work in addition to heat. Work is an alternative form by which the energy of a system can be transferred.

Keywords: Boltzmann constant, Classical mechanics, Conservation of energy, Dissipation of energy, Entropy increase, First law, Heat, Intermolecular potential energy, Internal energy, Kinetic energy, Microscopic level, Thermal energy, Transfer of work, Waste heat, Work.

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