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This is the 4th edition of the highly acclaimed monograph on Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics, a theory that goes beyond the classical theory of irreversible processes. In contrast to the classical approach, the basic variables describing the system are complemented by non-equilibrium quantities. The claims made forextended thermodynamics are...
This is the 4th edition of the highly acclaimed monograph on Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics, a theory that goes beyond the classical theory of irreversible processes. In contrast to the classical approach, the basic variables describing the system are complemented by non-equilibrium quantities. The claims made forextended thermodynamics are confirmed by the kinetic theory ofgases and statistical mechanics. The book covers a wide spectrum ofapplications, and also contains a thorough discussion of thefoundations and the scope of the current theories on non-equilibrium thermodynamics.For this new edition, the authors critically revised existingmaterial while taking into account the most recent developments infast moving fields such as heat transport in micro-and nanosystems or fast solidification fronts in materialssciences. Several fundamental chapters have been revisitedemphasizing physics and applications over mathematical derivations.Also, fundamental questions on the definition of non-equilibriumtemperature, entropy, fluctuations of fluxes and boundaryconditions are revisited and presented in a modern way.Detailed solutions for more than 130 problem sets presented in thisbook, as well as a wide bibliography on extended irreversiblethermodynamics are accessible at the http://telemaco.uab.es site.
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