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The Cultivation of a Thermodynamic Outlook

Nature volume 159, pages 626628 (10 May 1947) | Download Citation



THE place of thermodynamics in education was recently discussed by the Low-Temperature Group of the Physical Society. In outlining the purpose of the discussion, the chairman, Sir Alfred Egerton, explained that a feeling exists amongmembers of the Group that the thermodynamics teaching givento students in Great Britain is often inadequate; and it was in the hope of formulating constructive proposals for its improvement that this meeting was called. He added that it was not his intention to confine discussion only to low-temperature aspects of thermodynamics, but to encourage discussion over the whole thermodynamic field.

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