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The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Nature volume 49, pages 197198 | Download Citation

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I AM unable to see any reason for regarding Clausius' supposed deduction of the Second Law as in any way limited by the condition stated by Mr. Burbury, viz. “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.” No such limitation was contemplated by me when I was preparing the Report for the British Association.

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    • G. H. BRYAN

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