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dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, Robert E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBruno, Ronald J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-15T15:49:50Z
dc.date.available2017-09-15T15:49:50Z
dc.date.issued1973en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/114268
dc.description.abstractEquilibrium thermodynamics is a phenomenological theory of matter, and, as such, it makes no assumptions regarding the structure of matter. Rather, based on three general laws of nature (the three laws of thermodynamics), the science of equilibrium thermodynamics seeks to correlate many of the observable properties of matter such as specific heat capacities and heats of vaporization. In this role, equilibrium thermodynamics has developed into one of the cornerstone theories in classical physics. | A limitation of equilibrium thermodynamics is that every process is assumed to be a succession of equilibrium states. These processes are called reversible processes and no entropy is produced when systems undergo such processes. There is no attempt to describe phenomena which occur in systems which acre not in states of thermodynamic equilibrium. Thus, equilibrium thermodynamics cannot provide the description of phenomena such as the flow of ions across the cell membrane or the transport of energy into the earth's atmosphere from the sun.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsA non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleOrthogonal Transformations of the Onsager Phenomenological Equations and Minimum Entropy Productionen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorBruno, Ronald J.en_US
dc.degree.levelMS (Master of Science)en_US
dc.degree.disciplinePhysics (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.S. in Physicsen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US


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