• Clifford Truesdell
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 70)


Thermodynamics opens with FOURIER’s Analytical Theory of Heat, published in 1822. FOURIER inferred a partial differential equation for the temperature corresponding to the conduction of heat in a rigid body.


Constitutive Relation Linear Partial Differential Equation Classical Thermodynamic Specific Internal Energy Linear Conductor 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifford Truesdell
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  1. 1.University of BaltimoreUSA

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