From the Vapor Machine to Absolute Zero (Heat and Entropy): Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center

Book Cover: De la máquina de vapor al cero absoluto (Calor y entropía) Book Cover: De la máquina de vapor al cero absoluto (Calor y entropía)

Title: From the Vapor Machine to Absolute Zero (Heat and Entropy)

Author: Leopoldo García-Colín S.

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Collection: Science for Everyone

Year: 2000 (Second Edition, Third Reprint)

ISBN: 968-16-5371-8 (Second Edition)

ISBN: 968-16-2392-4 (First Edition)

Suggested reader’s academic level: High School

In this 147-page book the author explains in simple language the processes that transform one type of energy into another. Examples include the transformation of electricity into light in a lamp and the transformation of the chemical energy in gasoline into the movement of a car.

From the Vapor Machine to Absolute Zero (Heat and Entropy)

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In this 147-page book the author explains in simple language the processes that transform one type of energy into another. Examples include the transformation of electricity into light in a lamp and the transformation of the chemical energy in gasoline into the movement of a car. The author explains the principle of conservation of energy, entropy, irreversible processes and open systems, applications of thermodynamics, phase diagrams, and the search for absolute zero.

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