When building up thermodynamics of continuous matter, one of the main points is, of course, that the concepts to be used are clearly developed and generally accepted so that one knows what one is talking about. Such can be done only by using the available experience. The development of the concepts cannot be separated from laying down the basic laws which also can be inferred from experiments only.


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  • J. Meixner
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  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsRheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleAachenGermany

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