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Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes: Applications to Diffusion and Rheology

Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes: Applications to Diffusion and Rheology

Gerard D. C. Kuiken

ISBN: 978-0-471-94844-5

Aug 1994

458 pages

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Thermodynamics of irreversible Processes provides a thorough treatment of the basic axioms of irreversible systems and deals with specific applications to diffusion of liquids and matter in flow. This volume will prove to be invaluable reading for anyone working in the field of irreversible phenomena. Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes, presents :-
* A lucid review of classical thermodynamics
* Rigorous derivations of the fundamental principles of irreversible thermodynamics
* In-depth studies of multicomponent diffusion, with applications to non-ideal systems
* Thorough treatments of relaxation phenomena and linear viscoelasticity
* An essential text for anyone working with irreversible thermodynamics, rheology and multi-component mixtures
Thermodynamics of irreversible Processes is the first advanced text dealing with the applications of irreversible thermodynamics to multicomponent diffusion and viscoelasticity. Gerard Kuiken has written a book which will appeal to students and researchers in chemistry, chemical technology, polymer and materials science, physics and rheology.
The Continuum View of Matter.

Classical Thermodynamics.

Basic Axioms of the TIP.

Multicomponent Simple Fluids.

Statistical Foundation of the Onsager Casimir Reciprocal Relations for Homogeneous Systems.

Multicomponent Diffusion.