Generalized Thermodynamics: The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and Generalized Hydrodynamics by Byung Chan EuGeneralized Thermodynamics: The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and Generalized Hydrodynamics by Byung Chan Eu

Generalized Thermodynamics: The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and Generalized…

byByung Chan Eu

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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This monograph presents, from the viewpoint of continuum mechanics, a newly emerging field of irreversible thermodynamics, in which linear irreversible thermodynamics are extended to the nonlinear regime and macroscopic phenomena far removed from equilibrium are studied in a manner consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. The tool to develop this thermodynamic theory of irreversible processes are the generalized thermodynamics, which also extends the classical hydrodynamics of Navier, Stokes and Fourier to nonlinear irreversible processes. On the basis of mathematically rigorous representations of the first and the second law of thermodynamics, phenomenological theory (continuum mechanics) deductions are made from the thermodynamic laws of R. Clausius and Lord Kelvin and by this continuum mechanics theories are formulated for macroscopic irreversible processes occurring far removed from equilibrium. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics are developed for thermodynamic functions.The macroscopic irreversible processes studied include global irreversible processes as well as local hydrodynamic processes at an arbitrary degree of removal from equilibrium. Applications of the theories cover global irreversible processes, simple flows of non-Newtonian and non-Fourier fluids, shock waves of monatomic and diatomic gases, rarefied gas dynamics, ultrasonic wave absorption and dispersion of monatomic and diatomic gases, electrochemical processes, neural networks of chemical reactors, microflows, etc. Variational principles in irreversible thermodynamics and contact manifolds in thermodynamics are also discussed.'This monograph, will be of interest to condensed matter physicists, chemical physicists, biophysicists, mechanical and aerospace engineers, and specialists and graduate students in the fields of irreversible thermodynamics and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
Title:Generalized Thermodynamics: The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and Generalized…Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pagesPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics. 3. The First Law of Thermodynamics. 4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. 5. Thermodynamics of Global Irreversible Processes. 6. Conservation Laws and Evolution Equations. 7. Local Form of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. 8. Local Irreversible Thermodynamics. 9. Thermodynamics of Linear Irreversible Processes. 10. Irreversible Thermodynamics of Steady States. 11. Variational Principles. 12. Contact Form in Thermodynamics. Index.