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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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In 1859, Maxwell took up some estimates by Rudolf Clausius of the properties of gases in terms of a model in which all molecules move at the same speed.
Rudolf Clausius, the 19th century German physicist, imagined that the relentless increase of entropy would ultimately degrade the universe to a disordered, stagnant confusion--a fate he called the heat-death.