That Rudolf Clausius invented the entropy concept is well known, but less familiar is the argument that served as his inspiration. This paper traces the development of Clausius’ ‘‘transformation theory’’ of heat, which finally persuaded him to define the measure of transformation equivalence he called entropy.
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December 01 1986
Rudolf Clausius and the road to entropy
William H. Cropper; Rudolf Clausius and the road to entropy. Am. J. Phys. 1 December 1986; 54 (12): 1068–1074. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.14740
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