Thermodynamics of fluids

Adelina Georgescu


The main steps used in deriving the mathematical models governing the fluid flows are shown. The fluids and their motions presented are more complicate than those studied by fluid dynamics. However, the relative position of fluid dynamics vs. thermodynamics of fluids is analyzed. The mathematical technicalities are avoided but the rigor was kept by the attentive explanation of the mathematical meaning involved in the concepts and results. The mathematical tools used are described separately from the physical hypotheses. Nevertheless, the mathematical content of basic physical notions is carefully revealed.

[DOI: 10.1685/SELN09002] About DOI

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