Temperature, transitivity, and the zeroth law

Bjørn Bergthorsson

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

308 Downloads (Pure)


Different statements of the zeroth law are examined. Two types of statements—which characterize two aspects of temperature—are found. A new formulation of the zeroth law is given and a corollary is stated. By means of this corollary it is shown how temperature and transitivity are used to disclose new nonthermal modes of interaction.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)270-271
Publication statusPublished - 1977

Bibliographical note

Copyright (1977) American Association of Physics Teachers. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Association of Physics Teachers


Dive into the research topics of 'Temperature, transitivity, and the zeroth law'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this