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Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics

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Beschreibung

The fast progress in many areas of research related to non-equilibrium ther- dynamics has prompted us to write a fourth edition of this book. Like in the previous editions, our main concern is to open the subject to the widest au- ence, including students, teachers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, engine- ing, biology, and materials sciences. Our objective is to present a general view on several open problems arising in non-equilibrium situations, and to afford a wide perspective of applications illustrating their practical outcomes and con- quences. A better comprehension of the foundations is generally correlated to an increase of the range of applications, implying mutual feedback and cross fert- ization. Truly, thermodynamic methods are widely used in many areas of science but, surprisingly, the active dynamism of thermodynamics as a ?eld on its own is not suf?ciently perceived outside a relatively reduced number of specialized researchers. Extended irreversible thermodynamics (EIT) goes beyond the classical f- malisms based on the local equilibrium hypothesis; it was also referred to in an earlier publication by the authors (Lebon et al. 1992) as a thermodynamics of the third type, as it provides a bridge between classical irreversible thermodynamics and rational thermodynamics, enlarging at the same time their respective range of application. The salient feature of the theory is that the ?uxes are incorporated into the set of basic variables.

Klappentext

This is the 4th edition of the highly acclaimed monograph on Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics, a theory that goes beyond the classical theory of irreversible processes. In contrast to the classical approach, the basic variables describing the system are complemented by non-equilibrium quantities. The claims made for extended thermodynamics are confirmed by the kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics. The book covers a wide spectrum of applications, and also contains a thorough discussion of the foundations and the scope of the current theories on non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
For this new edition, the authors critically revised existing material while taking into account the most recent developments in fast moving fields such as heat transport in micro- and nanosystems or fast solidification fronts in materials sciences. Several fundamental chapters have been revisited emphasizing physics and applications over mathematical derivations.
Also, fundamental questions on the definition of non-equilibrium temperature, entropy, fluctuations of fluxes and boundary conditions are revisited and presented in a modern way.
Detailed solutions for more than 130 problem sets presented in this book, as well as a wide bibliography on extended irreversible thermodynamics are accessible at the http://telemaco.uab.es site.



Inhalt
General Theory.- Classical, Rational and Hamiltonian Formulations of Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics.- Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics: Evolution Equations.- Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics: Non-equilibrium Equations of State.- Microscopic Foundations.- The Kinetic Theory of Gases.- Fluctuation Theory.- Information Theory.- Linear Response Theory.- Computer Simulations.- Selected Applications.- Hyperbolic Heat Transport in Rigid Conductors.- Heat Transport in Micro- and Nano-systems.- Waves in Fluids: Sound, Ultrasound, and Shock Waves.- Generalised Hydrodynamics.- Non-classical Diffusion, Thermo-diffusion and Suspensions.- Electrical Systems and Micro-devices Modelization.- From Thermoelastic Solids to Rheological Materials.- Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions Under Shear Flow.- Relativistic Formulation.- Viscous Cosmological Models and Cosmological Horizons.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics
Autor:
EAN: 9789048130740
ISBN: 978-90-481-3074-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: Technik
Anzahl Seiten: 483
Veröffentlichung: 16.09.2010
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: 4th ed. 2010
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 4.6 MB
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