Clausius, Rudolf


(aka Rudolph Gottlieb) Physicist and mathematician, born in Koszalin, Poland (1822-1888). Clausius authored On the Moving Force of Heat and the Laws of Heat which may be Deduced Therefrom in 1850. This text explored the mechanical theory of heat and the contradictions between the Carnot cycle and the conservation of energy. In 1865, Clausius provided the first description of, and mathematical formula for entropy.

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