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Contact geometry of mesoscopic thermodynamics and dynamics

Miroslav Grmela

Article (2014)

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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

Subjects: 1800 Chemical engineering > 1800 Chemical engineering
3150 Theoretical physics and chemistry > 3155 Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3452/
Journal Title: Entropy (vol. 16, no. 3)
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/e16031652
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/e16031652
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 15:23
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 09:55
Cite in APA 7: Grmela, M. (2014). Contact geometry of mesoscopic thermodynamics and dynamics. Entropy, 16(3), 1652-1686. https://doi.org/10.3390/e16031652


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