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  • ISBN-13: 9780387908748
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/20/1984
  • Edition description: 2nd ed., corr. and enl., to which are ad
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 578

Table of Contents

Historical Introit. The Origins of Rational Thermodynamics.- Historical Introit. The Origins of Rational Thermodynamics.- Appendix to the Historical Introit. Failure of Carathéodory’s Attempt to Set the House in Order.- Lecture 1. Thermodynamics of Homogeneous Processes.- Appendix 1A. Thermodynamics for Beginners.- Lecture 2. Intern Dissipation.- Appendix 2A. Foundations of the Clausius-Duhem Inequality.- Lecture 3. Coleman’s Theorem.- Appendix 3A. Internal Constraints.- Lecture 4. Wave Propagation in Dissipative Materials.- Appendix 4A. Thermodynamic Effects in Wave Propagation.- Appendix4B. Discontinuous Thermokinetic Processes.- Lecture 5. Thermodynamics of Diffusion.- Appendix 5A. Diffusion Models Implied by the Theory of Mixtures.- Appendix 5B. Thermodynamics of Mixtures of Fluids.- Appendix 5C. A Theory of Multiphase Mixtures.- Appendix 5D. Applications of the Theory of Mixtures in Soil Physics.- Appendix 5E. Foundations of Mixture Theory.- Lecture 6. Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions.- Lecture 7. The Onsager Relations.- Appendix 7A. On the Symmetry of the Heat-Conduction Tensor.- Appendix 7B. Phenomenological Onsagerism in Practice.- Prefatory Note, 1982, to Lectures 8, 9, and 10.- Lecture 8. The Maxwell-Boltzmann Equation as a Consecutive Equation of Continuum Mechanics.- Appendix 8A. “Constitutive Relations” According to the Kinetic Theory of Gases.- Appendix 8B. Gross Determinism and Its Implications for the Kinetic Theory of Gases.- Appendix 8C. Thermodynamics According to the Kinetic Theory of Gases.- Lecture 9. The Trend to Equilibrium According to the Kinetic Theory of Gases.- Lecture 10. Kinetic and Caloric Dissipation in Simple Shearing of a Maxwellian Gas.- General Appendices.- Appendix G1. Recent Research on the Foundations of Thermodynamics.- Appendix G2. The Status of the Heat Equation.- Appendix G3. Thermodynamics and Stability of Equilibrium.- Appendix G4. Foundations of Thermodynamics.- Appendix G5. The Kinetic Theory as a Prototype for Fine-Coarse Theory Pairs.- Appendix G6. On the Axiomatic Foundations of Temperature.- Appendix G7. Thermodynamics of Cyclic Processes.- Index of Authors Mentioned.- Index of Subjects.
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