Fundamentals of Physics: Thermodynamics and Entropy

Thermodynamics and Entropy

The focus of the lecture is the concept of entropy. Specific examples are given to calculate the entropy change for a number of different processes. Boltzmann's microscopic formula for entropy is introduced and used to explain irreversibility.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Review of the Carnot Engine
19:18 - Chapter 2. Calculating the Entropy Change
35:34 - Chapter 3. The Second Law of Thermodynamics as a Function of Entropy
43:46 - Chapter 4. The Microscopic Basis of Entropy