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Geometry of Multiscale Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

Miroslav Grmela

Article (2015)

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Cite this document: Grmela, M. (2015). Geometry of Multiscale Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics. Entropy, 17(9), p. 5938-5964. doi:10.3390/e17095938
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Abstract: The time evolution of macroscopic systems can be experimentally observed and mathematically described on many different levels of description. It has been conjectured that the governing equations on all levels are particular realizations of a single ​abstract equation. We support this conjecture by interpreting the ​abstract equation as a geometrical formulation of general nonequilibrium thermodynamics.

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equilibrium thermodynamics; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; 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
Funders: CRSNG / NSERC
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 15:34
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 15:24
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3473/
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Journal Title: Entropy (vol. 17, no. 9)
Publisher: MDPI
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/e17095938

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