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- Of or pertaining to thermodynamics.
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- adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics
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Eli is going to use the "Kelvin temperature scale" which is the appropriate one for all thermodynamical stuff.
Fortunately it isn't an expected steady state probiology chemistry for thermodynamical reasons.
Although they are regions of spacetime, black holes are also thermodynamical entities, with a temperature and an entropy; however, it is far from clear what statistical physics underlies these thermodynamical facts.
He is famous for his formula for entropy (S): S = kB lnP where kB = 1. 380658´10-23JK-1 (the Boltzmann constant), and P is the number of possible microscopic states which give the same thermodynamical state that a system may be in.
Insofar as Everett believed that there was a close analogy between quantum probabilities and thermodynamical probabilities, then, this presumably counts against any reading of Everett where one insists that each Everett branch is somehow in fact fully realized.
The very common assumption of local thermodynamical equilibrium is obviously false because the temperature is changing all the time and by non negligible amounts at all time scales from an hour to one year .
The thermodynamical equilibrium would maintain the states unchanged from one second to another; however, the temperature changes from one second to another and the thermodynamical homogeneity of the system is just a dream.
Planck adopted a realist view that took science to gradually approach complete truth about the world and adopted as fundamental the thermodynamical principles of energy and entropy (on the Mach-Planck debate see Toulmin 1970).
I doubt that you will find anything better for a summary of the thermodynamical considerations associated with GHG theories.
You wrote, “The very common assumption of local thermodynamical equilibrium is obviously false because the temperature is changing all the time and by non negligible amounts at all time scales from an hour to one year”.