Title

A Brief History of Thermodynamics Notation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1997

Abstract

This paper gives a brief history of thermodynamic notation for the energy, E, enthalpy, H, entropy, S, Gibbs energy, G, Helmholtz energy, A, work, W, heat, Q, pressure, P, volume, V, and temperature, T. In particular, the paper answers the question, "Where did the symbol S for entropy come from?"

DOI

10.1021/ed074p304