Fundamental Laws and Basic Concepts

  • Jean Karl Platten
  • Jean Claude Legros

Abstract

Before taking up the main subject of this chapter let us make some comments about three types of time derivatives that we shall use in this book. The first is the partial derivative ∂/∂t ; when applied to some function \( {\rm{f}}({\rm{t}},{\rm{\vec x)}} \), it expresses the rate of variation of the quantity f at a given and fixed point determined by the vector \( {\rm{\vec x}} \) whose components xi (i = 1,2,3) are x, y, z in rectangular coordinates.

Keywords

Entropy Convection Cane Compressibility Librium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Karl Platten
    • 1
  • Jean Claude Legros
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de Chimie Physique ThermodynamiqueUniversité de l’Etat à Mons, Faculté des SciencesMonsBelgique
  2. 2.Ecole Polytechnique, Faculté des Sciences AppliquéesUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgique

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