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Contact geometry of mesoscopic thermodynamics and dynamics

Miroslav Grmela

Article (2014)

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Cite this document: Grmela, M. (2014). Contact geometry of mesoscopic thermodynamics and dynamics. Entropy, 16(3), p. 1652-1686. doi:10.3390/e16031652
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The time evolution during which macroscopic systems reach thermodynamic equilibrium states proceeds as a continuous sequence of contact structure preserving transformations maximizing the entropy. This viewpoint of mesoscopic thermodynamics and dynamics provides a unified setting for the classical equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics. One of the illustrations presented in the paper is a new version of extended nonequilibrium thermodynamics with fluxes as extra state variables.

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nonequilibrium thermodynamics; nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; contact geometry; GENERIC

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Subjects: 1800 Génie chimique > 1800 Génie chimique
3150 Physique et chimie théoriques > 3155 Mécanique statistique et thermodynamique
Department: Département de génie chimique
Research Center: Non applicable
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 15:23
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:43
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3452/
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Journal Title: Entropy (vol. 16, no. 3)
Publisher: MDPI
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/e16031652


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