On Geometry of Phenomenological Thermodynamics

  • Jerzy Kocik


Thanks to works of Caratheodory [4] and Gibbs [5] phenomenological thermodynamics of equilibrium (PTE) has become a standard axiomatic theory. Formulated in the general way [11,3], it reveals the structure which is universal in the sense that the later statistical and quantum statistical mechanics have not replaced it but rather serve as models of the general scheme. 1


Phase Space Internal Energy Symplectic Form Symplectic Manifold Cotangent Bundle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Kocik
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA

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