Second law of thermodynamics and arithmetic-mean-geometric-mean inequality

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The application of the second law of thermodynamics to a typical irreversible process of a thermally isolated system shows that the Arithmetic-mean-geometric-mean (AM-GM) inequality, a powerful mathematical inequality, follows logically from the second law of thermodynamics, a powerful physical law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2791-2793
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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