Aspects Of Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics: Lectures On Fundamentals And Methods

Wolfgang Muschik

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789810200879

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In six lectures aspects of modern non-equilibrium thermodynamics of discrete systems as well as continuum theoretical concepts are represented. Starting out with survey and introduction, state spaces are defined, the existence of internal energy is investigated, and Clausius inequality including negative absolute temperature is derived by diagram technique. Non-equilibrium contact quantities, such as contact temperature — the dynamic analogue of thermostatic temperature — and chemical potentials are phenomenologically defined and quantumstatistically founded. Using Clausius inequality the existence of non-negative entropy production is proved which allows to formulate a dissipation inequality in continuum thermodynamics. The transition between thermodynamics of discrete systems and continuum thermodynamics with respect to contact quantities is considered. Different possibilities of exploiting the dissipation inequality for getting constraints for constitutive equations are discussed. Finally hyperbolic heat conduction in non-extended thermodynamics is treated.

Format: Hardcover
No of Pages: 112
Imprint: World Scientific
Publication date: 19891101
Series: Series In Theoretical And Applied Mechanics

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