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Introduction

  • Gianni Astarita

Abstract

Thermodynamics, like any other branch of engineering science, is really made up of three parts: fundamental laws, constitutive equations, and engineering applications. What is somewhat peculiar about thermodynamics is the relative importance of these three parts, and the way in which they can be approached. These peculiarities are perhaps best discussed by contrasting thermodynamics with another fundamental discipline of engineering science, i.e., fluid mechanics.

Keywords

Constitutive Equation Engineering Science Fluid Mechanic Dissipative Process Microscopic Theory 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Astarita
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.University of NaplesNaplesItaly

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