delta S vs S

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delta S vs S

Postby ZoeHahn1J » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:11 pm

If delta S and S are always equal to each other (S=S(0) + delta S = delta S), then why would we refer to klnW as S but qrev/T as delta S? Why not refer to both as S? Is there a difference?

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Re: delta S vs S

Postby Peter Dis1G » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:17 pm

The Boltzmann constant is used to calculate simpler entropy, so it is more precise than the Q rev/T. The Q rev/T is to calculate the bulk change(so less precise) and therefore there is a delta sign.

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