Vhung wrote what looks like a brand new Thermodynamics article. Why? Why not try to adapt the old one, or, if the old one is irremediably bad, why not move it to a /Talk page? Basically, we don't want to have to vote about which version is the best. That's not the wiki way... --LMS 0th-law:
- It is possible to build a thermometer.
- That is: If objects A and B are \
in thermal equilibrium with each other, \ and objects B and C are in thermal \ equilibrium with each other, then objects \ A and C are also in thermal equilibrium \ with each other.
- Two objects are in thermal equilibrium \
with each other, if their macroscopic \ properties, such as electrical resistance \ or volume, do not change with time when \ these objects are brought into thermal \ contact with each other.
Excised old version
- Convervation of Energy
- Degradation of Energy (irreversibilities)
- "Nothing goes without loss"
- concept of Entropy (s)
- T.ds = du + p.dv
- T.ds = dh - v.dp
In lay terms,
- You can't win.
- You can't even break even.
- And you can't get out of the game.
Would it be unfair of me to suggest that this page requires some serious refactoring? :-) --LMS
Refactoring thermodynamics is best attempted by madmen or fools, or by foolish madmen such as Clifford Truesdell.
There should be a reference to the relationship between Thermodinamics and Statistical Mechanics