Special Issue "Geometry in Thermodynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)
Prof. Dr. George Ruppeiner
New College of Florida, Division of Natural Sciences, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2109, USA
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Interests: metric geometry in thermodynamics, fluid behavior, metastable liquid water, solid-like fluid properties, magnetic spin models, black holes, thermodynamic curvature, critical phenomena, and strongly interacting Fermi systems.
Some time ago, thermodynamics gained a reputation of being complete, both in its statement of concepts, and in the scope of its application. Yet a number of geometrical approaches have brought new ideas to the field. The aim of this Special Issue on geometry in thermodynamics is to bring a broad range of such ideas together including, but are not restricted to: symplectic geometry, contact geometry, inner product geometry, metric geometry, information geometry, and Legendre invariant geometry. Applications can include finite-time thermodynamics, fluctuation phenomena, black hole thermodynamics, first and second-order phase transitions, and critical points.
Prof. Dr. George Ruppeiner
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- thermodynamic metric geometry
- black hole thermodynamics
- thermodynamic inner product geometry
- finite-time thermodynamics
- Legendre invariant geometry
- thermodynamic curvature
- symplectic geometry