Thermodynamics: A Dynamical Systems Approach

In 2008 I have read the book Thermodynamics: A Dynamical Systems Approach by Wassim M. Haddad, Vijay Sekhar Chellaboina, & Sergey G. Nersesov

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8122.html

and then I have posted my comments to it to the thermodynamicslib group

http://groups.google.com/group/thermodynamicslib

Now I have added the comments to my blog. You will find below the links to my comments for each chapter of the book.

The book is an interesting mixture of thermodynamics and system theory. I have been working in chemical thermodynamics for awhile and now my work is partly related to system theory. I have found the information about the book at the homepages of Jan C. Willems

http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~jwillems/

where there is also an interesting review of the book

http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~jwillems/Articles/JournalArticles/2006.3.pdf

My comments:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Dynamical system theory

Chapter 3: A System Foundation for Thermodynamics

Chapter 4: Temperature Equipartition and the Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter 5: Work, Heat, and the Carno Cycle

Chapter 6 and 7


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