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More Engines—Materials at Work

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

More Engines—Materials at Work

Taught by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Evaluate four other approaches to generating work from thermodynamic forces: magnetism, phase change, entropy, and surface tension. These unusual engines demonstrate the many different ways to produce mechanical energy from the unique properties of materials.


October 25, 2017