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Thermodynamics of Chaos and Order

1st Edition

By V Berdichevsky

Chapman and Hall/CRC

280 pages

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Hardback: 9780582087347
pub: 1997-10-24
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The discovery of chaotic motion in low-dimensional systems raised the question: What kind of thermodynamics describes a system if it is neither ergodic nor Hamiltonian or possesses a finite number of degrees of freedom? This Monographs is the first to discuss this question.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Preliminaries: Hamiltonian Mechanics. Entropy. Entropy and Probability. Free Vibrations of a System of Oscillators. Slightly Damped Systems. Some Aspects of Statistical Mechanics of Two-Dimensional Fluid Flows. On the Statistical Mechanics of Three-Dimensional Fluid Flows. Bibliographical Comments. Bibliography.

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Monographs and Surveys in Pure and Applied Mathematics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI040000
SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
SCI065000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics