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Laws of thermodynamics

The laws of thermodynamics, in principle, describe the specifics for the transport of heat and work in thermodynamic processes.

Since their conception, however, these laws have become some of the most important in all of physics and other branches of science connected to thermodynamics.

They are often associated with concepts far beyond what is directly stated in the wording.

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