By Antony N. Beris
This much-needed monograph provides a scientific, step by step method of the continuum modeling of move phenomena exhibited inside fabrics endowed with a posh inner microstructure, equivalent to polymers and liquid crystals. via combining the foundations of Hamiltonian mechanics with these of irreversible thermodynamics, Antony N. Beris and Brian J. Edwards, well known experts at the topic, expertly describe the complicated interaction among conservative and dissipative techniques. in the course of the e-book, the authors emphasize the review of the unfastened power - mostly in response to principles from statistical mechanics - and the way to slot the values of the phenomenological parameters opposed to these of microscopic versions. With Thermodynamics of Flowing structures in hand, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists concerned with the theoretical examine of circulate habit in structurally complicated media now have an outstanding, self-contained theoretical framework on which to base their modeling efforts.
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It is interesting to note that information-processing theory can show the complete equivalence of the two approaches, via the Realization Theorem [Casti, 1989, pp. 127-28]. 3 The Energy as the Fundamental Quantity A quantity which may be defined in all possible descriptions of a system is the energy. In contrast to the entropy, the value of the energy remains the same regardless of the level of description one is working on, or the establishment (or not) of any sort of dynamic equilibrium. ) may be conserved in certain limits.
An alternative approach for the description of complex media (which is not followed in this work) is the use of integral constitutive relationships for the characterization of the system under investigation. In this approach, fewer variables are used at the expense of the much more computationally intensive evaluation of integral equations over the past history of the system. This duality in the description of material systems from a continuum point of view is very similar to the dual description of systems in information-processing systems theory, from a discrete point of view.
A-32) in Appendix A—satisfies all the properties assigned to a Poisson bracket, Eqs. (A-33) through (A-35). 2 Fermat's principle In this subsection, we shall see how the symplectic structure described in the previous subsection is realized in geometrical optics through the prevalent optical theory, namely, Fermat's principle. We start with the definition of the optical path y(z), where we have used the axial coordinate z, as mentioned before, for the parameterization of the curve defined by the path of the light ray into consideration.
Thermodynamics of Flowing Systems: With Internal Microstructure by Antony N. Beris