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Gibbs’ Paradox and the Definition of Entropy
AbstractGibbs’ Paradox is shown to arise from an incorrect traditional definition of the entropy that has unfortunately become entrenched in physics textbooks. Among its flaws, the traditional definition predicts a violation of the second law of thermodynamics when applied to colloids. By adopting Boltzmann’s definition of the entropy, the violation of the second law is eliminated, the properties of colloids are correctly predicted, and Gibbs’ Paradox vanishes.
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Swendsen, R.H. Gibbs’ Paradox and the Definition of Entropy. Entropy 2008, 10, 15-18.View more citation formats
Swendsen RH. Gibbs’ Paradox and the Definition of Entropy. Entropy. 2008; 10(1):15-18.Chicago/Turabian Style
Swendsen, Robert H. 2008. "Gibbs’ Paradox and the Definition of Entropy." Entropy 10, no. 1: 15-18.
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