What is the third law of thermodynamics?

With Valeska Ting

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Valeska Ting explains the relationship between entropy, temperature and absolute zero.

Valeska Ting explains the relationship between entropy, temperature and absolute zero.

Valeska Ting completes her series of films explaining the four laws of thermodynamics. The third law states that entropy decreases to zero as temperature approaches absolute zero. But what does this mean?

Valeska tackles the theoretical concept of absolute zero, explains the nature of a perfect crystal, and uses a fire extinguisher to illustrate the relationship between entropy and temperature.


The 2016 advent calendar explores the four laws of thermodynamics with a new short film each day, with explosive demonstrations, unique animations, and even a musical number

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Natural World, Environment, Talking Science

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Talk
Published:
2016
Filmed:
2016
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