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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Generalized Thermodynamics

The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and Generalized Hydrodynamics

Authors: Byung Chan Eu

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Despite a long history of almost 180 years stretching back to the times of Carnot and, later, Clausius and Lord Kelvin, amongst others following him, the subject of thermodynamics has not as yet seen its full maturity, in the sense that the theory of irreversible processes has remained incomplete. The works of L. Onsager, J. Meixner, I. Prigogine on the thermodyn- ics of linear irreversible processes are, in effect, the early efforts toward the desired goal of giving an adequate description of irreversible processes, but their theory is confined to near-equilibrium phenomena. The works in recent years by various research workers on the extension of the aforem- tioned thermodynamic theory of linear irreversible processes are further efforts toward the goal mentioned. The present work is another of such efforts and a contribution to the subject of generalizing the thermodyn- ics of reversible processes, namely, equilibrium thermodynamics, to that of irreversible processes—non-equilibrium thermodynamics, without being restricted to linear irreversible processes. In this context the terms ‘far - moved from equilibrium’ is often used in the literature, and such states of macroscopic systems and non-linear irreversible phenomena in them are the objects of interest in this work. The thermodynamics of processes, either reversible or irreversible, is a continuum mechanical theory of matter and energy and their exchange between different parts of the system, and as such it makes no direct r- erence to the molecules constituting the substance under consideration.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Generalized Thermodynamics
Book Subtitle
The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and Generalized Hydrodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
124
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48049-2
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48049-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0788-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6090-7
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 344
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