What does it mean to say that two systems are in thermal equilibrium?
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When one hotter body makes contact with another body which is relatively cold, and then there is transfer of heat from the hotter body to cooler one due to the difference in their temperatures until they achieve the same temperature.
There is no difference between the temperatures of both the bodies which in turn stop any further exchange of heat.
Textbook: College Physics
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
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