Classroom note: Concavity and the second law of thermodynamics

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Abstract:

The importance of the mathematical notion of concavity in relation to thermodynamics is stressed and it is shown how it can be useful in increasing the enthusiasm of physics' students for their mathematics' courses.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739031000148985

Affiliations: University of Hull Hull England, Email: J.Dunning-Davies@hull.ac.uk

Publication date: July 1, 2003

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