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Clausius

Rudolf Julius . 1822--88, German physicist and mathematician. He enunciated the second law of thermodynamics (1850) and developed the kinetic theory of gases

clausius

[′klȯz·ē·əs]
(thermodynamics)
A unit of entropy equal to the increase in entropy associated with the absorption of 1000 international table calories of heat at a temperature of 1 K, or to 4186.8 joules per kelvin.
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Irritated, he flips through the text, opens it to the Clausius Statement and reads a definition that might make more sense:
As Christensen's note indicates, Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888) played a major role in the formulation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which calculates that the universe will eventually die a "Heat Death" when all its energy is used up.
Although the expressions of the second law of thermodynamics between Clausius and Kelvin are different, the essence of their expressions is the same, that is, "the process occurred in the isolated system always makes the entropy value of the entire system increasing".
VictoriaWindle found the act of cutting someone's hand off as sick, while Clausius pointed out that Americans are arming the militants in Syria who cut people's hands off.
After the achievement of the restructuring, Nordic Shipholding will enter into a new corporate management agreement with Singapore-based Transport Capital, an investment management firm established by former key senior management of FSL Trust Management, headed by Philip Clausius.
17) The formulation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics is generally attributed to Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888).
Speakers will include Verizon Wireless Pacific Northwest Network Executive Director Gregg Clausius and Whitman College Science Outreach Coordinator Mary Burt.
The vapor pressure is calculated using the Clausius Clapeyron equation:
Convection existed as a result of the second law of thermodynamics, a principle first outlined by Clausius [49,50] and ironically, by William Thomson [51].
While Carnot's principle presumed that the mechanical engine should be able to produce as much work energy as the heat engine converted thermal energy, Clausius observed that such an ideal equivalence could not be proven to be possible, and that in reality, a difference of intensity between thermal and mechanical forms of energy was a necessary consequence to the performance of any work.
Appendix The Aqueducts of Rome Length Date Discharge Location (km) built Constructed by (cubic m) Appia 16 312 BCE Appius Clausius Caecus 73 000 Anio Vetus 64 273 BCE Manius Curius Dentatus and Lucius 175 920 Marcia 91 144 BCE Quintus Marcus Rex 187 600 Tepula 18 125 BCE G.
The law follows the property of entropy developed by French physicist Sadi Carnot and German physicist and mathematician Rudolf Clausius.