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Entropy and the time evolution of macroscopic systems

Author: Walter T Grandy, jr.
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2012
Series: The international series of monographs on physics, 141
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The book explicates the concept of entropy, particularly its governance of all of thermal physics, over a broad range of equilibrium and nonequilibrium phenomena. Historical development and modern  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter T Grandy, jr.
ISBN: 9780199546176 0199546177 9780199655434 019965543X
OCLC Number: 901914487
Description: 209 p.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Some Clarification from Another Direction ; 3. The Probability Connection ; 4. Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics ; 5. The Presumed Extensivity of Entropy ; 6. Nonequilibrium States ; 7. Steady-State Processes ; 8. Sources and Time-Dependent Proceses ; 9. Thermal Driving ; 10. Application to Fluid Dynamics ; 11. Irreversibility, Relaxation, and the Approach to Equilibrium ; 12. Entropy Production and Dissipation Rates ; A. Perturbation Theory ; B. Dissipative Currents and Galilean Invariance ; C. Analytic Continuation of Covariance Functions
Series Title: The international series of monographs on physics, 141
Responsibility: Walter T. Grandy [aut].


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It [the book] seems to be very well done; certainly, the prose is excellent and the ideas very thought provoking. * F.W Taylor, University of Oxford, Contemporary Science *

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