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Entropy 2017, 19(10), 535; doi:10.3390/e19100535

Contact Hamiltonian Dynamics: The Concept and Its Use

Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México 04510, A.P. 70-543, Mexico
Received: 13 September 2017 / Revised: 7 October 2017 / Accepted: 8 October 2017 / Published: 11 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geometry in Thermodynamics II)
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We give a short survey on the concept of contact Hamiltonian dynamics and its use in several areas of physics, namely reversible and irreversible thermodynamics, statistical physics and classical mechanics. Some relevant examples are provided along the way. We conclude by giving insights into possible future directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: contact geometry; thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; dissipative systems contact geometry; thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; dissipative systems
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