Understanding Chemical Reactivity

Entropy and Entropy Generation

Fundamentals and Applications

Editors: Shiner, J.S. (Ed.)

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Entropy and entropy generation play essential roles in our understanding of many diverse phenomena ranging from cosmology to biology. Their importance is manifest in areas of immediate practical interest such as the provision of global energy as well as in others of a more fundamental flavour such as the source of order and complexity in nature. They also form the basis of most modern formulations of both equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Today much progress is being made in our understanding of entropy and entropy generation in both fundamental aspects and application to concrete problems. The purpose of this volume is to present some of these recent and important results in a manner that not only appeals to the entropy specialist but also makes them accessible to the nonspecialist looking for an overview of the field.
This book contains fourteen contributions by leading scientists in their fields. The content covers such topics as quantum thermodynamics, nonlinear processes, gravitational and irreversible thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of Taylor dispersion, higher order transport, the mesoscopic theory of liquid crystals, simulated annealing, information and biological aspects, global energy, photovoltaics, heat and mass transport and nonlinear electrochemical systems.
Audience: This work will be of value to physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers interested in the theory and applications of entropy and its generation.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • On Positivity of Rate of Entropy in Quantum-Thermodynamics

    Pages 1-9

    Kaufmann, M. (et al.)

  • Entropy of Sequences Generated by Nonlinear Processes: The Logistic Map

    Pages 11-26

    Rateitschak, K. (et al.)

  • Developments in Normal and Gravitational Thermodynamics

    Pages 27-36

    Sewell, Geoffrey L.

  • Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics: Statements and Prospects

    Pages 37-54

    Lebon, G. (et al.)

  • Extended Thermodynamics and Taylor Dispersion

    Pages 55-74

    Camacho, J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entropy and Entropy Generation
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Applications
Editors
  • J.S. Shiner
Series Title
Understanding Chemical Reactivity
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-46932-9
DOI
10.1007/0-306-46932-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0416-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 246
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