Types of Entropy

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Katherine Jordak 1H
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Types of Entropy

Postby Katherine Jordak 1H » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 pm

Hi! Can someone please explain the difference between statistical entropy and residual entropy? I'm having a hard time grasping this concept. Thanks.

Nishma Chakraborty 1J
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Re: Types of Entropy

Postby Nishma Chakraborty 1J » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:29 pm


Statistical entropy (S) is defined by: S= kln(W), where W shows the number of different states where a system can exist in. Residual entropy calculates the number of states/entropy of a system that has near zero energy. The entropy at ≈zero Kelvin is residual entropy.

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