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Available energy : unified concepts for classical and irreversible thermodynamics

Browne, Kenneth Michael. 2001, Available energy : unified concepts for classical and irreversible thermodynamics, Ph.D. thesis, School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University.


Title Available energy : unified concepts for classical and irreversible thermodynamics
Author Browne, Kenneth Michael.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Engineering and Technology
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2001
Keyword(s) Thermodynamics
Summary A proposed new statement of the second law of thermodynamics - the transformation of energy to work is always inefficient with respect to available energy - is conceptually and pedagogically simpler than historical entropy-based statements. It has assisted in the discovery of a new general characterisation of steady (energy dissipative) states.
Language eng
Description of original ix, 260, A1-4, A2-39, A3-4 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 536.71
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028033

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