Description 
1 online resource (x, 202 pages) 
Series 
Understanding complex systems, 18600832 

Springer complexity 

Understanding complex systems, 18600832


Springer complexity

Contents 
Introduction  Algebraic Structures. Spaces. Reference Frames  Calculus with Vectors and Differential Forms  Elements of Riemann Geometry  Equilibrium Thermodynamics  Thermodynamics as a Contact Geometry Structure  Thermodynamic Distance  Geometrization of Thermodynamic Fluctuations  Thermodynamic Curvature. Correlation. Stability 
Summary 
This textbook aims to briefly outline the main directions in which the geometrization of thermodynamics has been developed in the last decades. The textbook is accessible to people trained in thermal sciences but not necessarily with solid formation in mathematics. For this, in the first chapters a summary of the main mathematical concepts is made. In some sense, this makes the textbook selfconsistent. The rest of the textbook consists of a collection of results previously obtained in this young branch of thermodynamics. The manner of presentation used throughout the textbook is adapted for ease of access of readers with education in natural and technical sciences 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 24, 2016) 
Subject 
Thermodynamics  Mathematical models


Engineering thermodynamics.


Thermodynamics & heat.


Cybernetics & systems theory.


Science  Mechanics  Dynamics  Thermodynamics.


Technology & Engineering  General.


Thermodynamics  Mathematical models.

Genre/Form 
Electronic books

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9783319337890 

3319337890 
