Absolute and statistical entropy

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Suchita 2I
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Absolute and statistical entropy

Postby Suchita 2I » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:46 pm

Is there a difference between absolute and statistical entropy?

Isita Tripathi 2E
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Re: Absolute and statistical entropy

Postby Isita Tripathi 2E » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:23 pm

I think that absolute entropy is measured relative to temperature in Kelvin, while statistical entropy uses Boltzmann's equations and the existence of microstates. Since entropy based on temperature change is derived using a form of Boltzmann's equation along with the idea of internal energy, I would say it would be different that just measuring the entropy due to microstates. In many cases, you have to add together the types of entropy applicable in that situation, as these contribute to the total entropy.

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Re: Absolute and statistical entropy

Postby Luke Bricca 1H » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:34 am

Furthermore, absolute entropy is measured on an absolute scale and relates to the third law of thermodynamics.

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