Why can’t you establish whether you are running a high

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt

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Problem 5E

Why can’t you establish whether you are running a high temperature by touching your own forehead?

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ANSWER: So far the laws of thermodynamics we know are defined at equilibrium. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics is still an ambiguous subject and people are currently working on it. So, when you touch your forehead, your hand and your body are in thermal equilibrium, as they are in contact for a sufficient long interval of time. Definitely any two objects are in contact will attain...

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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