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Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics (Dover Books on Physics) by S. R. De Groot

By S. R. De Groot

The learn of thermodynamics is mainly well timed this present day, as its innovations are being utilized to difficulties in biology, biochemistry, electrochemistry, and engineering. This ebook treats irreversible strategies and phenomena — non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
S. R. de Groot and P. Mazur, Professors of Theoretical Physics, current a complete and insightful survey of the rules of the sector, delivering the single whole dialogue of the fluctuating linear idea of irreversible thermodynamics. the applying covers a variety of themes: the speculation of diffusion and warmth conduction, fluid dynamics, rest phenomena, acoustical rest, and the habit of structures in an electromagnetic field.
The statistical foundations of non-equilibrium thermodynamics are taken care of intimately, and there are precise sections on fluctuation idea, the idea of stochastic tactics, the kinetic idea of gases, and the derivation of the Onsager reciprocal family members. the results of causality stipulations and of dispersion family are analyzed in depth.
Advanced scholars will discover a nice variety of hard difficulties, with tricks for his or her recommendations. Chemists can be particularly drawn to the functions to electrochemistry and the speculation of chemical reactions. Physicists, academics, students, biologists, and an individual drawn to the primary and sleek functions of non-equilibrium thermodynamics will locate this vintage monograph a useful reference.

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