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Helmholtz function

noun
1.
the thermodynamic function of a system that is equal to its internal energy minus the product of its absolute temperature and entropy: A decrease in the function is equal to the maximum amount of work available during a reversible isothermal process.
Also called Helmholtz free energy, work function.
Origin
named after H. L. F. von Helmholtz
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Helmholtz function

/German ˈhɛlmhɔlts/
noun
1.
a thermodynamic property of a system equal to the difference between its internal energy and the product of its temperature and its entropy A, F Also called Helmholtz free energy
Word Origin
C20: named after Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821–94), German physiologist, physicist, and mathematician
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