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Discipline in Thermodynamics

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0300, USA
Energies 2020, 13(10), 2487; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102487
Received: 24 April 2020 / Revised: 10 May 2020 / Accepted: 11 May 2020 / Published: 15 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Concept of Entropy and Its Application in Thermal Engineering)
Thermodynamics is a discipline, with unambiguous concepts, words, laws and usefulness. Today it is in danger of becoming a Tower of Babel. Its key words are being pasted brazenly on new concepts, to promote them with no respect for their proper meaning. In this brief Perspective, I outline a few steps to correct our difficult situation. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermodynamics; discipline; misunderstandings; disorder; entropy; second law; false science; false publishing thermodynamics; discipline; misunderstandings; disorder; entropy; second law; false science; false publishing
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