Statistical Foundations of Irreversible Thermodynamics

  • Robert Luzzi
  • Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos
  • José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos

Part of the Teubner-Texte zur Physik book series (TTZP, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Robert Luzzi, Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos, José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos
    Pages 11-12
  3. Robert Luzzi, Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos, José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos
    Pages 13-26
  4. Robert Luzzi, Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos, José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos
    Pages 27-44
  5. Robert Luzzi, Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos, José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos
    Pages 45-53
  6. Robert Luzzi, Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos, José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos
    Pages 55-120
  7. Robert Luzzi, Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos, José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos
    Pages 121-134
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 135-182

About this book

Introduction

Some aspects of the physics of many-body systems arbitrarily away from equilibrium, mainly the characterization and irreversible evolution of their macroscopic state, are considered. The present status of phenomenological irreversible thermodynamics is described. An approach for building a statistical thermodynamics - dubbed Informational-Statistical-Thermodynamics - based on a non-equilibrium statistical ensemble formalism is presented. The formalism can be considered as encompassed within the scope of the so-called Predictive Statistical Mechanics, in which the predictability of future states in terms of the knowledge of present and past states, and the question of historicity in the case of systems with complex behaviour, is its main characteristic. The book is recommended for researchers in the area of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, as well as a textbook for advanced courses for graduate students in the area of condensed matter physics.

Keywords

Statistical Mechanics Statistik Thermodynamik entropy mechanics statistical thermodynamics thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Luzzi
    • 1
  • Áurea Rosas Vasconcellos
    • 1
  • José Galvão de Pisapia Ramos
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of Campinas UNICAMPSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-322-80019-0
  • Copyright Information Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2000
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-519-00283-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-80019-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0233-0911
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