Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Author(s): Hans Christian Öttinger

Published Online: 27 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471666585

Online ISBN: 9780471727903

DOI: 10.1002/0471727903

About this Book

Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics fills a niche in the market by providing a comprehensive introduction to a new, emerging topic in the field. The importance of non-equilibrium thermodynamics is addressed in order to fully understand how a system works, whether it is in a biological system like the brain or a system that develops plastic. In order to fully grasp the subject, the book clearly explains the physical concepts and mathematics involved, as well as presenting problems and solutions; over 200 exercises and answers are included. Engineers, scientists, and applied mathematicians can all use the book to address their problems in modelling, calculating, and understanding dynamic responses of materials.

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