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A direct road to entropy and the second law of thermodynamics

  • Jakob Yngvason

    Universität Wien, Austria
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Abstract

The entropy of classical thermodynamics is uniquely determined by the relation of adiabatical accessibility between equilibrium states of thermodynamical systems. This review outlines the logical path leading to this result and the challenges that have to be faced on the way.