Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy

A Commentary on Thermodynamics

Authors: Day, William A.

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The aim of this book is to comment on, and clarify, the mathematical aspects of the theory of thermodynamics. The standard presentations of the subject are often beset by a number of obscurities associated with the words "state", "reversible", "irreversible", and "quasi-static". This book is written in the belief that such obscurities are best removed not by the formal axiomatization of thermodynamics, but by setting the theory in the wider context of a genuine field theory which incorporates the effects of heat conduction and intertia, and proving appropriate results about the governing differential equations of this field theory. Even in the simplest one-dimensional case it is a nontrivial task to carry through the details of this program, and many challenging problems remain open.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Nonlinear Thermoelasticity

    Day, William Alan

    Pages 1-10

  • Simplification and Approximation

    Day, William Alan

    Pages 11-19

  • Efficiency Within Nonlinear Thermoelasticity

    Day, William Alan

    Pages 20-27

  • Efficiency Within Homogeneous and Dissipationless Thermoelasticity

    Day, William Alan

    Pages 28-42

  • Efficiency Within Linearized Thermoelasticity

    Day, William Alan

    Pages 43-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Commentary on Thermodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy
Series Volume
32
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8550-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8550-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6434-7
Series ISSN
0081-3877
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 97
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