Derivation of the Critical Point Scaling Hypothesis Using Thermodynamics Only

  title={Derivation of the Critical Point Scaling Hypothesis Using Thermodynamics Only},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Romero-Roch{\'i}n},
Based on the foundations of thermodynamics and the equilibrium conditions for the coexistence of two phases in a magnetic Ising-like system, we show, first, that there is a critical point where the isothermal susceptibility diverges and the specific heat may remain finite, and second, that near the critical point the entropy of the system, and therefore all free energies, do obey scaling. Although we limit ourselves to such a system, we elaborate about the possibilities of finding universality… 

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