Tag Archives: thermodynamics

Rubber and Rubber Balloons: Paradigms of Thermodynamics

I have just finished reading a book “Rubber and Rubber Balloons: Paradigms of Thermodynamics” by Ingo Müller and Peter Strehlow. It is a nice easy-going undergrad reading exploring rubber and its properties from a thermodynamic point of view. The authors … Continue reading

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SklogWiki

I have nothing to write :-) But I will write! Today I’d like to advertise SklogWiki. It presents itself as follows: SklogWiki is an open-edit encyclopedia dedicated to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, especially that of simple liquids, complex fluids, and … Continue reading

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Heat Engines and Finite-Time Thermodynamics

If you completed the standard curriculum of physics, you should be familiar with the concept of a heat engine: Moreover I bet you know that the maximum efficiency is achieved by a Carnot heat engine, for which the efficiency is: … Continue reading

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Something Worth Reading

UPD I think John Carlos Baez is awesome, shame on me I’ve never heard about him before. Usually I find it quite pointless to publish a post containing just a link. But not this time. The link I’m presenting (ta-ta!) … Continue reading

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