Contact Geometry of Mesoscopic Thermodynamics and Dynamics
AbstractThe time evolution during which macroscopic systems reach thermodynamic equilibrium states proceeds as a continuous sequence of contact structure preserving transformations maximizing the entropy. This viewpoint of mesoscopic thermodynamics and dynamics provides a unified setting for the classical equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics. One of the illustrations presented in the paper is a new version of extended nonequilibrium thermodynamics with fluxes as extra state variables.
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Grmela, M. Contact Geometry of Mesoscopic Thermodynamics and Dynamics. Entropy 2014, 16, 1652-1686.
Grmela M. Contact Geometry of Mesoscopic Thermodynamics and Dynamics. Entropy. 2014; 16(3):1652-1686.Chicago/Turabian Style
Grmela, Miroslav. 2014. "Contact Geometry of Mesoscopic Thermodynamics and Dynamics." Entropy 16, no. 3: 1652-1686.