Mathematics of Thermochemistry

  • Vincent Giovangigli
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


In this chapter we investigate the mathematical properties of thermodynamic functions and chemistry source terms. We first specify the mathematical assumptions associated with thermodynamics and investigate smoothness, convexity and differentials of various functionals. A fundamental alternative arises, however, concerning the mathematical thermodynamic formalism to be used.


Mass Fraction Equilibrium Point Entropy Production Intensive Variable Positive Equilibrium Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Giovangigli
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  1. 1.Centre de Mathématiques AppliquéesÉcole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance

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