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Variational and extremum principles in macroscopic systems

Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz; Henrik Farkas
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Collects various mathematical formulations and examples of physical reasoning that involve both basic theoretical aspects and applications of variational and extremum approaches to systems of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanislaw Sieniutycz; Henrik Farkas
ISBN: 0080444881 9780080444888
OCLC Number: 58431849
Description: xxxviii, 771 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Progress in variational formulations for macroscopic processes / Stanislaw Sieniutycz and Henrik Farkas --
Lagrange formalism and irreversible thermodynamics : the Second Law of Thermodynamics and the principle of least entropy production / Karl-Heinz Anthony --
Fundamental problems of variational principles : objectivity, symmetries, and construction / Tamás Matolcsi, P. Ván, and J. Verhás --
Semi-inverse method for establishment of variational theory for incremental thermoelasticity with voids / Ji-Huan He and Juan Zhang --
Variational formulations of relativistic elasticity and thermoelasticity / Jerzy Kijowski and Giulio Magli --
The geometric variational framework for entropy in general relativity / L. Fatibene, Mauro Francaviglia, and M. Raiteri --
Translational and rotational motion of a uniaxial liquid crystal as derived using Hamilton's principle of least action / Brian J. Edwards --
An introduction to variational derivation of the pseudomomentum conservation in thermodrodynamics / Janusz Badur and Jordan Badur --
Towards a variational mechanics of dissipative continua? / Gérard A. Maugin and Vassilios K. Kalpakides --
On the principle of least action and its role in the alternative theory of nonequilibrium processes / Michael Lauser --
Variational principles for the linearly damped flow of barotropic and Madelung-type fluids / Heinz-Jürgen Wagner --
Least action principle for dissipative processes / Katalin Gambár --
Hamiltonian formulation as a basis of quantized thermal processes / Ferenc Márkus --
Conservation laws and variational conditions for wave propagation in planarly stratified media / A. Morro and G. Caviglia --
Master equations and path-integral formulation of variational principles for reactions / Bernard Gaveau, Michel Moreau, and János Tóth --
Variational principles for the speed of traveling fronts of reaction-diffusion equations / Rafael D. Benguria and M. Cristina Depassier --
The Fermat principle and chemical waves / Henrik Farkas, Kristóf Kály-Kullai, and Stanislaw Sieniutycz --
Fisher variational principle and thermodynamics / A. Plastino, A.R. Plastino, and M. Casas --
Generalized entropy and the Hamiltonian structure of statistical mechanics / Murilo Pereira de Almeida --
Some observations of entropy extrema in physical processes / David M. Paulus and Richard A. Gaggioli --
On a variational principle for the drag in linear hydrodynamics / B.I.M. ten Bosch and A.J. Weisenborn --
A variational principle for the impinging-streams problem / J.P. Curtis --
Variational principles in stability analysis of composite structures / Pzhong Qiao and Luyang Shan --
Field variational principles for irreversible energy and mass transfer / Stanislaw Sieniutycz --
Variational principles for irreversible hyperbolic transport / F. Vázquez, J.A. del Río, and M. López de Haro --
A variational principle for transport processes in continuous systems : derivation and application / Ernest S. Geskin --
Do the Navier-Strokes equations admit of a variational formulation? / Enrico Sciubba --
Entropy-generation minimization in steady-state heat conduction / Zygmunt Kolenda [and others] --
The nonequilibrium thermodynamics of radiation interaction / Christopher Essex, Dallas C. Kennedy, and Sidney A. Bludman --
Optimal finite-time endoreversible processes : general theory and applications / Harald Ries and Wolfgang Spirkl --
Evolutionary Energy Method (EEM) : an aerothermoservoelectroelastic application / Hayrani Öz --
Maximization of ecoexergy in ecosystems / Sven Erik Jørgensen --
Self-organized criticality within the framework of the variational principle / Alexander I. Olemskoi and Dmitrii O. Kharchenko --
Extremum criteria for nonequilibrium states of dissipative macroeconomic systems / Mircea Gligor --
External principles and limiting possibilities of open thermodynamic and economic systems / A.M. Tsirlin and Vladimir Kazakov.
Responsibility: edited by Stanislaw Sieniutycz, Henrik Farkas.
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