The Oscillator with Mechanical and Thermal Attenuation

  • Wilhelm Brenig


As in the case of thermomechanical and thermoelectric effects (Chaps. 19,20) we start our consideration of continuous hydrodynamics with a simple discrete model, see Fig. 28.1. A piston with mass m and cross section A can move between two equal parts (1) and (2) of a closed system (for instance a gas). It is impermeable to particles but permeable to heat.


Entropy Attenuation 


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  1. 28.1
    Brenig, W.: Statistische Theorie der Wärme I. Gleichgewicht, 2nd ed. ( Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 1983 )Google Scholar
  2. 28.2
    Landau, L.D., Placzek, G.: Phys. Z. Sowjetunion 5, 172 (1934)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Brenig
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  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

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