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An abstract formulation of the concept of entropy

Donnelly, J. D. P. (2000) An abstract formulation of the concept of entropy. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)



Entropy is presented as a concave function relating two sets of quantities called densities and field. It allows a simple classification of the standard relations of classical thermodynamics and yields a simple derivation of the conditions for concavity of the entropy function. It also allows a formal derivation of the equations of fluid motion. Dissipation, mixtures, and phase changes may also be included in the theory in a natural manner.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:D - G > Fluid mechanics
A - C > Classical thermodynamics, heat transfer
H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1267
Deposited By: Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:01 Jun 2011 08:22
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:57

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