thermal equilibrium


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thermal equilibrium

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The condition under which two substances in physical contact with each other exchange no heat energy. Two substances in thermal equilibrium are said to be at the same temperature.
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Noun1.thermal equilibrium - a state in which all parts of a system are at the same temperature
equilibrium - a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
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2, thermal equilibrium requires that all of the following three states remain related to the same temperature (T):
thermal equilibrium part of the neutron system, and cannot be described by Maxwell distribution.
In case of thermal equilibrium condition and absence of spatial heat sources inside tissues, (6) can be written as
The tests were considered long enough to significantly disturb the subsurface thermal equilibrium when the ROI is beyond 0.
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If students have no concept of thermal equilibrium being the result of differential exchanges of heat, and believe that warm things 'naturally' cool down and vice versa, they will struggle to construct understanding of the thermodynamics of the Earth's energy balance with the Sun.
Such an approach requires thermal equilibrium between the two phases of a packed bed and is referred to as the one-equation model.
However, the limitation that the speed of light is the ultimate velocity contradicts the notions in classical thermodynamics, since the laws of thermodynamics, described by exact differentials, apply to ideal states that are in a long-term equilibrium, or to quasi-static processes that can respond quickly to establish thermal equilibrium.
Before each test, the cans were placed in the container with the container lid open in the lab for at least 24 hours so that every component of the system was at thermal equilibrium with the lab ambient air.
Liquid and vapor refrigerant in the heat exchangers are in thermal equilibrium
It covers the basis required for quantum oscillator studies, single quantum harmonic oscillators, anharmonicity, oscillator populations in thermal equilibrium, quantum normal modes of vibration, damped harmonic oscillators, and vibrational spectroscopy.