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Thermodynamics of Electromagnetism

  • R. E. Rosensweig


In the past chemical engineers have paid scant attention to the thermodynamics of electromagnetic systems. With the advent of new processing concepts, novel systems, and new materials including higher temperature superconductors, the topic is assuming a greater importance. This treatment introduces the student or graduate to the subject, building on fundamental principles in sequential fashion with the goal of encompassing both physicochemical and transport principles. A number of diverse but related topics are developed in a unified fashion in comparison to the existing literature in the area which is incomplete, scattered, and often deficient. Certain of the topics developed are important in current engineering practice and others represent areas for future innovation.


Magnetic Field Magnetic Fluid Helmholtz Free Energy Bohr Magneton Entropy Production Rate 
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  • R. E. Rosensweig
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  1. 1.Exxon Research and Engineering CompanyAnnandaleUSA

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