Monday, September 5, 2011

The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

0th Law of Thermodynamics: Two objects in thermal equilibrium with a third object re also in equilibrium with each other.
The 0th Law is called the 0th Law and not the 4th because it is more fundamental than the 1st law but was discovered after the other three. 

The idea is like having three interconnected beakers of water such that the water levels in all three are the same height. Furthermore because the beakers are interconnected any change in one gets balanced out so all three end up with the same level.

The zeroth law of Thermodynamics is a simple concept and which why it is the most fundamental of the Laws of Thermodynamics.

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