Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Symbols and Notation.
PART I: PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH.
3. Linear Irreversible Thermodynamics.
4. Complex Fluids.
5. Relativistic Hydrodynamics.
PART II: STATISTICAL APPROACH.
6. Projection-Operator Method.
7. Kinetic Theory of Gases.
Appendix A: Crash-Course on Equilibrium Thermodynamics.
Appendix B: Mechanics and Geometry.
Appendix C: Functional Derivatives.
Appendix D: Quantum Systems.
Appendix E: List of Applications of Beyond-Equilibrium Thermodynamics.
Appendix F: Solutions to Exercises.
"It is really very fortunate that Hans Christian Öttinger…one of the prominent researchers in the field…[has] produced the present book. I am convinced that it will be of use for many readers and will have a big impact on future developments in the field." (Applied Rheology, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2005)