TitleA New Perspective on Thermodynamics
Author(s)Lavenda, Bernard H
PublicationNew York, NY, Springer New York, 2010.
DescriptionXIX, 207 p : online resource
Abstract NoteDr. Bernard H. Lavenda has written A New Perspective on Thermodynamics to combine an old look at thermodynamics with a new foundation. The book presents a historical perspective, which unravels the current presentation of thermodynamics found in standard texts, and which emphasizes the fundamental role that Carnot played in the development of thermodynamics. A New Perspective on Thermodynamics will: Chronologically unravel the development of the principles of thermodynamics and how they were conceived by their discoverers Bring the theory of thermodynamics up to the present time and indicate areas of further development with the union of information theory and the theory of means and their inequalities. New areas include nonextensive thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of coding theory, multifractals, and strange attractors. Reintroduce important, yet nearly forgotten, teachings of N.L. Sardi Carnot Highlight conceptual flaws in timely topics such as endoreversible engines, finite-time thermodynamics, geometrization of thermodynamics, and nonequilibrium work from equilibrium free energy differences. Dr. Bernard H. Lavenda is Professor of Physical Chemistry at Universita degli Studi di Camerino, Italy. He is recipient of the 2009 Telesio-Galeli Prize in Physics for his work on irreversible thermodynamics
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. ENERGY 6. Energy, general 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. MECHANICS 9. Mechanics, Applied 10. PHYSICS 11. PROBABILITIES 12. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 14. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 15. THERMODYNAMICS
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