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|All Authors / Contributors:||
P W Atkins
|Notes:||"First published in hardback as Four laws that drive the universe, 2007, first published as a Very short introduction in 2010"--Title page verso.|
|Description:||xiv, 103 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The zeroth law : the concept of temperature --
2. The first law : the conservation of energy --
3. The second law : the increase in entropy --
4. Free energy : the availability of work --
5. The third law : the unattainability of zero.
|Series Title:||Very short introductions, 226.|
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