Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Hans Christian Öttinger
Published Online: 27 JAN 2005
Print ISBN: 9780471666585
Online ISBN: 9780471727903
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.