1st Edition

Thermodynamics of Chaos and Order

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ISBN 9780582087347
Published October 24, 1997 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
280 Pages

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Book Description

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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