Foundations of Physics 37 (12):1653-1658 (2007)

Over the last 10–15 years the second law of thermodynamics has undergone unprecedented scrutiny, particularly with respect to its universal status. This brief article introduces the proceedings of a recent symposium devoted to this topic, The second law of thermodynamics: Foundations and Status, held at University of San Diego as part of the 87th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the AAAS (June 19–22, 2006). The papers are introduced under three themes: ideal gases, quantum perspectives, and interpretation. Roughly half the papers support traditional interpretations of the second law while the rest challenge it
Keywords Second law of thermodynamics  Entropy  Thermodynamics  Statistical mechanics  Ideal gas
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-007-9164-2
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