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Geometry of Multiscale Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

Miroslav Grmela

Article (2015)

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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

Subjects: 1800 Chemical engineering > 1800 Chemical engineering
3150 Theoretical physics and chemistry > 3155 Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Funders: CRSNG / NSERC
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3473/
Journal Title: Entropy (vol. 17, no. 9)
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/e17095938
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/e17095938
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 15:34
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 20:17
Cite in APA 7: Grmela, M. (2015). Geometry of Multiscale Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics. Entropy, 17(9), 5938-5964. https://doi.org/10.3390/e17095938


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