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Rudolf Julius Emmanuel Clausius

entropy theory thermodynamics

Clausius, Rudolf Julius Emmanuel (1822–88), German theoretical physicist. He was first to state the second law of thermodynamics (1850), that heat never flows from a colder to a hotter body without work, and proposed the term entropy (1865). He also contributed to kinetic theory and the theory of electrolysis.

See also: Entropy; Thermodynamics.

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