Jeffrey A. Draves
Exploring Thermodynamics Using Non-traditional Systems: Elastomers and DNA JCE
Jeffrey A. Draves, Monmouth College
In this worksheet thermodynamic analysis is applied to elastomers, in particular DNA stretching to show the application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to solids of interest to biochemists and biophysicists.
Heat, Work and Entropy: A Molecular Level Illustration JCE
Jeffrey A. Draves, Monmouth College
This worksheet is intended to help students understand the difference between heat and work at the molecular level and to appreciate the proper use of the term (dis)order when applied to entropy. The worksheet makes use of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and classical thermodynamics to illustrate these differences.