Warm-Up Exercise 10

Due 1:00 pm, Tue, Oct. 4

Physics 313R, Fall Semester, 2011

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Is it possible to understand temperature without understanding entropy? What is temperature anyway? in your own words? How is this different, or at least more general, than what you understood before?

Why is it (and how does it happen) that two systems in thermal contact will come to thermal equalibrium?

Continuing with the last question, what's the "driving force" behind thermal equilibrium? Is temperature really important?

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