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    Science of Heat and Thermophysical Studies

    By: Jaroslav Sestak

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    9780080459769
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    Description
    Science of Heat and Thermophysical Studies provides a non-traditional bridging of historical, philosophical, societal and scientific aspects of heat with a comprehensive approach to the field of generalized thermodynamics. It involves Greek philosophical views and their impact on the development of contemporary ideas.
    Covered topics include:

    • the concept of heat
    • thermometry and calorimetry
    • early concepts of temperature and its gradients
    • non-equilibrium and quantum thermodynamics
    • chemical kinetics
    • entropy, order and information
    • thermal science applied to economy(econophysics), ecosystems, and process dynamics or mesoscopic scales (quantum diffusion)
    • importance of energy science and its influence to societal life

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