Accession Number : AD0759970

Title :   Entropy and Temperature,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Biblarz,Oscar

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The article is written in the style of Scientific American. A minimum of mathematics is used in the presentation of a new approach to the understanding of the Second Law of thermodynamics. The intended readers are engineering students who have been exposed to a standard version of undergraduate thermodynamics (such as AE 2042). It is shown here that, by extending the use of entropy and of temperature to nonequilibrium situations, a more complete formulation of the Second Law is possible. Applications of the foegoing concept to fluid flow, to chemical reactions, and to lasers are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ENTROPY, NONEQUILIBRIUM FLOW), TEMPERATURE, HEAT TRANSFER, FLUID FLOW, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, LASERS

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE