A derivation of thermodynamic principles

Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón (1996). A derivation of thermodynamic principles. "European Journal of Physics", v. 17 ; pp. 76-81. ISSN 0143-0807.

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Title: A derivation of thermodynamic principles
Author/s:
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Physics
Date: 1996
ISSN: 0143-0807
Volume: 17
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A detailed macroscopic description as in continuum mechanics, and just the concept of microstate,have been used to derive thermodynamics from mechanics. In opposition to statistical physics, the derivation lays emphasis on a definite prescription for macrostates (and non-equilibrium entropy), and uses basic features of the macrostate concept: complementary descriptions, involving either conservative and additive quantities or densities;scale-free character; reference to finite velocities and regions distant in space, thus introducing time indirectly. On the other hand, the derivation keeps the particle substratum (limit of number of particles N taken at fixed densities), and makes no ergodic-type considerations.

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Item ID: 21584
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21584/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21584
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 12 Nov 2013 07:24
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 12:15
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