Laws of Thermodynamics

graph TD
    A[Thermodynamics Laws] --> B[Zeroth Law]
    A --> C[First Law]
    A --> D[Second Law]
    A --> E[Third Law]
    B --> F[Thermal Equilibrium]
    C --> G[Energy Conservation]
    D --> H[Entropy Increase]
    E --> I[Approaching Absolute Zero]
Law Description
0th If two systems are each in thermal equilibrium with a third system, they are in thermal equilibrium with each other.
1st Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed from one form to another (conservation of energy).
2nd In any energy exchange, if no energy enters or leaves the system, the potential energy of the state will always be less than that of the initial state (entropy).
3rd As the temperature of a system approaches absolute zero, the entropy of the system approaches a minimum value.
  • The laws of thermodynamics describe energy in a closed system.
  • Thermodynamic laws cannot be escaped and underlie the physical world.
  • They describe a world in which useful energy is constantly being lost, and energy cannot be created or destroyed.
  • Applying their lessons to the social world could make you bank eg. Tesla.

Example of The Law of Thermodynamics

A cup of hot coffee left in a cold room eventually cools down to room temperature. This describes the second law of thermodynamics by demonstrating the natural tendency of heat to flow from a hotter object to a colder one.