By S. R. De Groot
The examine of thermodynamics is principally well timed at the present time, as its recommendations are being utilized to difficulties in biology, biochemistry, electrochemistry, and engineering. This booklet treats irreversible tactics and phenomena — non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
S. R. de Groot and P. Mazur, Professors of Theoretical Physics, current a entire and insightful survey of the rules of the sector, supplying the single whole dialogue of the fluctuating linear conception of irreversible thermodynamics. the applying covers a variety of themes: the speculation of diffusion and warmth conduction, fluid dynamics, rest phenomena, acoustical rest, and the habit of structures in an electromagnetic field.
The statistical foundations of non-equilibrium thermodynamics are handled intimately, and there are certain sections on fluctuation conception, the idea of stochastic procedures, the kinetic conception of gases, and the derivation of the Onsager reciprocal kin. the consequences of causality stipulations and of dispersion kin are analyzed in depth.
Advanced scholars will discover a nice variety of not easy difficulties, with tricks for his or her recommendations. Chemists can be particularly drawn to the functions to electrochemistry and the idea of chemical reactions. Physicists, academics, students, biologists, and somebody attracted to the primary and smooth functions of non-equilibrium thermodynamics will locate this vintage monograph a useful reference.
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