Phenomenological Thermodynamics of Quasi-Equilibrium and Equilibrium States

  • Eberhard Zeidler


The main objectives of phenomenological thermodynamics are:
  1. (i)

    Characterization of thermodynamical quasi-equilibrium states (Gibbs’ fundamental equation of Section 67.2).

  2. (ii)

    Characterization of thermodynamical processes (laws of thermodynamics of Section 67.4).

  3. (iii)

    Computation of thermodynamical equilibrium states from quasi-equilibrium states (extremal properties of thermodynamical potentials of Section 67.6).



State Space Thermodynamical Equilibrium Differential Form Reversible Process Fundamental Equation 
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References to the Literature

  1. Classical work: Clausius (1865), Boltzmann (1871), (1872), Planck (1913, M).Google Scholar
  2. Sommerfeld (1954, M), Vol. 5, Landau and Lifšic (1962, M), Vols. 5,9,10, Glansdorff and Prigogine (1971, M).Google Scholar
  3. Mathematical theory of entropy: Martin (1981, S).Google Scholar
  4. Conceptual analysis of the laws of thermodynamics: Serrin (1979), (1983, S), (1986, P), Owen (1984, M).Google Scholar
  5. Thermomechanics: Ziegler (1983, M).Google Scholar
  6. (See also the References to the Literature to Chapters 68 and 86.)Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Zeidler
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den NaturwissenschaftenLeipzigGermany

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