Title: The dynamics of heat
Authors : Fuchs, Hans Ulrich
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: New York
Issue Date: 1996
Edition: 1st edition
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 530: Physics
Abstract: Based on a course given to beginning physics, chemistry, and engineering students at the Winterthur Polytechnic Institute, this text approaches the fundamentals of thermodynamics from the view of continuum mechanics. By describing physical processes in terms of the flow and balance of physical quantities, this provides a unified approach to hydraulics, electricity, mechanics and thermodynamics. In this way it becomes clear that the entropy is the fundamental property that is transported in thermal process (what in lay terms would be called "heat"), and that the temperature is the corresponding potential. The resulting theory of the creation, flow, and balance of entropy provides the foundation of a dynamical theory of heat. Previous knowledge of thermodynamics is not required, but the reader should be familiar with basic electricity, mechanics, and chemistry and should have some knowledge of elementary calculus.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)
Publication type: Book
DOI : 10.1007/978-1-4757-2542-1
ISBN: 978-1-4757-2544-5
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13388
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