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Author Badescu, Viorel, author

Title Modeling thermodynamic distance, curvature and fluctuations : a geometric approach / Viorel Badescu
Published Switzerland : Springer, 2016


Description 1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Series Understanding complex systems, 1860-0832
Springer complexity
Understanding complex systems, 1860-0832
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 self-consistent. 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