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Modern thermodynamics: from heat engines to dissipative structures.

La thermodynamique moderne : des moteurs thermiques aux structures de dissipation.


Type de monographie : Ouvrage


This book is intended to present an introductory text which covers both the traditional aspects of thermodynamics as well as its more recent developments. Extract of contents: historical roots: from heat engines to cosmology (basic concepts; first law of thermodynamics; second law of thermodynamics and the arrow of time; entropy in the realm of chemical reactions); equilibrium thermodynamics (basic thermodynamics of gases, liquids and solids; phase change; solutions; chemical transformations; fields and internal degrees of freedom; thermodynamics of radiation); fluctuations and stability (Gibbs stability theory; critical phenomena and configurational heat capacity; stability and fluctuations based on entropy production); linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics (foundations; the linear regime; nonequilibrium stationary states and their stability: linear regime); order through fluctuations (nonlinear thermodynamics; dissipative structures).


  • Titre original : Modern thermodynamics: from heat engines to dissipative structures.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 1999-2629
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Sujet : Généralités
  • Édition : John wiley & sons - Royaume-uni/Royaume-uni
  • Date d'édition : 1998
  • ISBN : 0471973939
  • Disponible à la bibliothèque de l'IIF