An Account of Thermodynamic Entropy

The Effect of Temperature

Author(s): Alberto Gianinetti

Pp: 50-55 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083933117010009

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Since the features of macroscopic processes derive from the microscopic behaviour of the system’s constituent particles, it is shown that temperature, which appears to us as a simple property of macroscopic bodies, is indeed a complex effect of the movement of the body’s particles.

Keywords: Boltzmann factor, Dominating distribution, Heat transfer, Increase of entropy, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, Non-uniform energetic distribution, Partition functions, Peaked probability distribution of thermal energy, Probabilistic equilibration, Redistribution of thermal energy, Reduction in entropy, Spontaneous change, Uniform spatial distribution.

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