law of thermodynamics

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  • law of thermodynamics — n 1) CONSERVATION OF ENERGY called also first law of thermodynamics 2) a law in physics: mechanical work can be derived from the heat in a body only when the body is able to communicate with another at a lower temperature or all actual… …   Medical dictionary

  • law of thermodynamics — noun (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system • Topics: ↑physics, ↑natural philosophy • Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • law of thermodynamics — 1. any of three principles variously stated in equivalent forms, being the principle that the change of energy of a thermodynamic system is equal to the heat transferred minus the work done (first law of thermodynamics), the principle that no… …   Universalium

  • law of thermodynamics — noun 1. first law of thermodynamics, the principle that in a system of constant mass, energy is conserved. 2. second law of thermodynamics, the principle that the entropy of a closed system increases with time. 3. third law of thermodynamics, the …   Australian English dictionary

  • law of thermodynamics — termodinamikos dėsnis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. law of energetics; law of thermodynamics vok. Gesetz der Thermodynamik, n; Hauptsatz der Thermodynamik, m rus. закон термодинамики, m; начало термодинамики, n; принцип… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Third law of thermodynamics — Thermodynamics …   Wikipedia

  • Second law of thermodynamics — The second law of thermodynamics is an expression of the universal law of increasing entropy, stating that the entropy of an isolated system which is not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at… …   Wikipedia

  • First law of thermodynamics — In thermodynamics, the first law of thermodynamics is an expression of the more universal physical law of the conservation of energy. Succinctly, the first law of thermodynamics states: DescriptionThe first law of thermodynamics basically states… …   Wikipedia

  • Zeroth law of thermodynamics — The zeroth law of thermodynamics is a generalized statement about thermal equilibrium between bodies in contact. It is the result of the definition and properties of temperaturecite book |last=Reif |first=F. |title= Fundamentals of Statistical… …   Wikipedia

  • second law of thermodynamics — n LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS (2) * * * see l s of thermodynamics …   Medical dictionary

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