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The Problem of Equilibrium Processes in Thermodynamics

Lavis, David (2017) The Problem of Equilibrium Processes in Thermodynamics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is well-known that the invocation of `equilibrium processes' in thermodynamics is oxymoronic. However, their prevalence and utility, particularly in elementary accounts, presents a problem. We consider a way in which their role can be played by sets of sequences of processes demarcated by curves carrying the property of accessibility. We also examine the vexed question of whether equilibrium processes are necessarily reversible and the revision of this property in relation to sets of sequences of such processes.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Lavis, Daviddavid.lavis@kcl.ac.uk
Keywords: controllability, achievability, accessibility, recoverability, reversibility
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: David Lavis
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 14:12
Item ID: 13193
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 10 July 2017
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13193

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