A New Perspective on Thermodynamics

This book introduces a new outlook on thermodynamics.

A New Perspective on Thermodynamics

Author: Bernard H. Lavenda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781441914309

Page: 207

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This book introduces a new outlook on thermodynamics. It brings the theory up to the present time and indicates areas of further development with the union of information theory and the theory of means and their inequalities.

New Perspectives in Thermodynamics

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New Perspectives in Thermodynamics

Author: James Serrin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364270803X

Page: 262

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The material included in this book was first presented in a series of lectures de livered at the University of Minnesota in June 1983 in connection with the con ference "Thermodynamics and Phase Transitions". This conference was one of the principal events in the first year of operation of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (lMA) at the University of Minnesota. The Institute was founded under the auspices of the National Science Foun dation of the United States and the University of Minnesota and is devoted to strengthening and fostering the relation of mathematics with its various applica tions to problems of the real world. The present volume constitutes an important element in the continuing pub lication program of the Ipstitute. Previous publications in this program have ap peared as lecture notes in the well-known Springer series, and future ones will be part of a new series "IMA Volumes in Applied Mathematics". Preface Until recently it was believed that thermodynamics could be given a rigorous foundation only in certain restricted circumstances, particularly those involving reversible and quasi-static processes. More general situations, commonly arising in continuum theories, have therefore been treated on the assumption that inter nal energy, entropy and absolute temperature are a priori given quantities, or have been dealt with on a more or less ad hoc basis, with emphasis for example on various types of variational formulations and maximization rules.

Economics and Thermodynamics

In this transition, thermodynamics has been applied in new ways and in new fields of inquiry. Chemical and biological (evolutionary) processes have been analysed, increasingly, in non equilibrium thermodynamical terms.

Economics and Thermodynamics

Author: Peter Burley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401582696

Page: 258

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Over the past two decades we have witnessed something of a revolution in the natural sciences as thermodynamic thinking evolved from an equilibrium, or 'classical', perspective, to a nonequilibrium, or 'self organisational' one. In this transition, thermodynamics has been applied in new ways and in new fields of inquiry. Chemical and biological (evolutionary) processes have been analysed, increasingly, in non equilibrium thermodynamical terms. Economics has, since the late 19th century, relied heavily upon metaphors and analogies derived from the natural sciences - mechanical analogies cast in terms of traditional Newtonian physics and expressed in terms of Cartesian logic have been especially popular. Thermodynamics, on the other hand, has been less popular, despite its early application in economics by Stanley Jevons, the father of modern notions of utility maximisation in neoclassical economics, and despite its promotion in economic contexts by Paul Samuelson, the author of the definitive treatise upon which post war neoclassical economic theory was based, namely, his Foundations of Economic Analysis. The general neglect of thermodynamic thinking in economics was brought to our attention by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen in the late 1960s, by which time economic theory, evidenced in, for example, the Arrow Debreu general eqUilibrium system, had become so sophisticated that it could not be penetrated by thermodynamical ideas. To Georgescu Roegen, this presented something of a crisis in economics because neglect of thermodynamics led, in his view, to blindness amongst economists to an economy/environment problem in the global economy.

Changing Our Perspective

This book has been replaced by a newer, & better written version with new insights and equations titled: "New Thermodynamics: Say no to Entropy" (just google) This book presents a completely new thermodynamic perspective, one that no longer ...

Changing Our Perspective

Author: Kent W. Mayhew

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507700983

Page: 186

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This book presents a completely new thermodynamic perspective, one that no longer relies upon either entropy, or the second law. Herein, we clearly demonstrate that although empirical data can disprove a given theory, it certainly does not necessarily prove any one theory, i.e. there is often more than one theory that can explain a given set of empirically known results. “Changing our perspective Part 1: A new thermodynamics” is a continuation of the revolutionary ideas presented by this author, in his several controversial peer reviewed papers. Importantly, a series of simple arguments are strung together enlightening the reader to the possibility that traditional thermodynamics has complicated what should have been, and certainly will become a simple constructive science that the majority can actually envision, comprehend, and then explain. This is just not a tweaking of the science as is done by countless other texts. It is a radical overhaul providing new insights into latent heat, lost work, kinetic theory, heat capacity, Joule's experiment, thermal radiation, Henry's law and the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. And the list just scratches the surface. Accordingly, it will up to you to decide whether you prefer the overly complex traditional conceptualizations, or a simple eloquent science. I.e. you will be asked to apply the principles of Occam's razor. All in all, this book is very insightful; bringing a whole new perspective that can be understood by most who have a scientific and/or engineering background. Importantly, this book will shock you, making you question your indoctrination in a science that you previously wrongfully believed to be mature and unrelenting.

A New Perspective on Relativity

Starting off from noneuclidean geometries, apart from the method of Einstein's equations, this book derives and describes the phenomena of gravitation and diffraction.

A New Perspective on Relativity

Author: Bernard H. Lavenda

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814340480

Page: 668

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Starting off from noneuclidean geometries, apart from the method of Einstein's equations, this book derives and describes the phenomena of gravitation and diffraction. A historical account is presented, exposing the missing link in Einstein's construction of the theory of general relativity: the uniformly rotating disc, together with his failure to realize, that the Beltrami metric of hyperbolic geometry with constant curvature describes exactly the uniform acceleration observed. This book also explores these questions: * How does time bend? * Why should gravity propagate at the speed of light? * How does the expansion function of the universe relate to the absolute constant of the noneuclidean geometries? * Why was the Sagnac effect ignored? * Can Maxwell's equations accommodate mass? * Is there an inertia due solely to polarization? * Can objects expand in elliptic geometry like they contract in hyperbolic geometry?

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics will be an invaluable and comprehensive reference manual for research scientists. This text can be used as a complement to existing texts and for supplementary reading.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Author: Phil Attard

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780120663217

Page: 424

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Isolated systems and thermal equilibrium -- Various reservoirs -- Probability and the general formalism -- Classical statistical mechanics -- Ideal systems -- Interacting particles -- Diagrammatic and functional expansions -- Pair functions -- Functional and perturbation theory -- Inhomogeneous systems -- Coulomb systems -- Computer simulations.

Thermodynamics and the Design Analysis and Improvement of Energy Systems 1993

Presented at the 1993 Winter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana,
November 28-December 3, 1993 American ... When these concepts are applied
to well developed TEC cycles a new perspective is obtained on the design of the
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Thermodynamics and the Design  Analysis  and Improvement of Energy Systems  1993

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Winter Meeting

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Page: 437

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New Thermodynamics

Rather this book is intended for those who truly possess an open mind, and who seek a simpler readily understandable science, a science vested in constructive logic.

New Thermodynamics

Author: Kent Mayhew

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722479190

Page: 238

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Herein a new perspective for thermodynamics is presented. Accepting that useful systems do irreversible work (PdV) onto the surrounding atmosphere, simplifies the science! This becomes the primary reason that most processes are not reversible and has nothing to do with so-called entropy, nor its accomplice, the false postulate commonly known as the second law! For those who insist on fully abiding by your indoctrination, this book is not for you. Rather this book is intended for those who truly possess an open mind, and who seek a simpler readily understandable science, a science vested in constructive logic. This book forms a structure for future contemplation by those in all realms of the science. Its contents contain numerous equations (both accepted and new) along with accompanying insights. Hopefully you will enjoy it, and see the possibilities that such a revolution in thought provides. Even so, at the time of writing this book remains far from perfect but, it is the best that this one man can do. You should find it a great starting point for realigning physics with reality. After reading, hopefully you will find something positive to add to the science, as well as new insights into our imperfect world. KWM

Heat and Thermodynamics

Provides a short history of the ideas behind some of the most powerful ideas in physics: heat and energy

Heat and Thermodynamics

Author: Christopher John Tudor Lewis

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 199

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Provides a short history of the ideas behind some of the most powerful ideas in physics: heat and energy

Perspectives on Statistical Thermodynamics

This original text develops a deep, conceptual understanding of thermal physics and highlights the important links between statistical physics and classical thermodynamics.

Perspectives on Statistical Thermodynamics

Author: Yoshitsugu Oono

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107154014

Page: 458

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This original text develops a deep, conceptual understanding of thermal physics and highlights the important links between statistical physics and classical thermodynamics. It examines how thermal physics fits within physics as a whole, and is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers interested in a fresh approach to the subject.

Great Ideas Today

During the years when Planck was issuing new editions on the average of one
every five years , each publication was very useful to those seeking to learn the
latest perspective on thermodynamics from a highly authoritative source .

Great Ideas Today

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Book Review Index 1989 Cumulation

Book Review Index 1989 Cumulation

Author: Neil E. Walker

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810305816

Page: 1350

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The Index provides a broad coverage and access to book reviews in the general social sciences, humanities, sciences, and fine arts, as well as general interest magazines and includes journals from Great Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. In addition, it indexes several journals that, while published in the US, concentrate on reviewing foreign published or foreign language books. These include Hispania, French Review, German Quarterly and World Literature Today.

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics with Application to Solids

variables and formulating the second law of thermodynamics in terms of a
generalized entropy which depends on the fluxes , besides the classical
variables . EIT is a general ... EIT also deserves attention by offering a new
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Non equilibrium Thermodynamics with Application to Solids

Author: International Centre for Mechanical Sciences

Publisher: Springer Verlag

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Page: 329

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Levolution

Michael Gunter, an ecologist, examines the Levolution process, which underlies a whole new paradigm that explains how the universe works and what it is doing. It is responsible for creating every type of naturally occurring system we know.

Levolution

Author: Michael Gunter

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480810096

Page: 304

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Without Levolution, there would be no gravity, stars, or life; but up until now, the self-similar properties these energetic systems has been obscured. Michael Gunter, an ecologist, examines the Levolution process, which underlies a whole new paradigm that explains how the universe works and what it is doing. It is responsible for creating every type of naturally occurring system we know. In easy-to-understand language, Gunter explains how Levolution is based on simple properties of energy flowing in systems. Learning how it works will help you understand: the cosmological relevance of energy and its laws; the contents of the universe as twenty- three levels of increasing, entropically functional order imposed on a single batch of energy; that the universe appears to have a purpose. The end result is an entirely new perspective on what we call order and a new spin on what ancient and recent thinkers have said about the nature of the universe. The newly proposed Laws of Functional Order will equip you to understand the profound role of thermodynamic natural selection, universal evolution, and the cosmic order caused by Levolution.