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The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Nature volume 49, pages 150151 | Download Citation

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CLAUSIUS' supposed deduction of the second law from the ordinary equations of dynamics in the form has been discussed at length by Messrs. Larmor and Bryan in their Report on Thermodynamics for the British Association. They accept the deduction on condition that the system be conservative, that is, that the external as well as the internal forces acting on it are to be derived from a potential.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/049150a0

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