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Hans U. Fuchs
The Dynamics of Heat
A Unified Approach to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Hans U. Fuchs Zurich University of Applied Sciences at Winterthur Technikumstrasse 9 8401 Winterthur Switzerland firstname.lastname@example.org
ISSN 1868-4513 e-ISSN 1868-4521 ISBN978-1-4419-7603-1 e-ISBN 978-1-4419-7604-8 DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-7604-8 Springer New York Dordrecht Heidelberg London
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Preface to the Second Edition
The publication of this Second Edition of The Dynamics of Heat has given me the opportunity to make some major and, I hope, useful changes to the book. The character of theconceptualization of thermal processes—the direct approach to entropy as what in lay terms would be called “heat” and temperature as the corresponding potential— has been retained and much has been taken directly from the First Edition, but I have completely changed the structure of this text and I have added new material on thermal processes, chemical dynamics, and explicit dynamical modeling. Theoriginal goals of a uniﬁcation of foundations and applications in general, and of thermodynamics and heat transfer in particular, have been the guiding principles for this revision. As such, The Dynamics of Heat continues to be a text that can help students of the applied sciences, engineering, and medicine to take the steps from the simplest beginnings in thermal and chemical physics all the way tomore demanding and formal treatments of modern continuum thermodynamics. Students of physics can ﬁnd an introduction to the foundations of a dynamical theory of macroscopic thermal phenomena that will complement modern treatments of statistical physics. The book is now divided into four parts. Part I, Processes, Energy, and Dynamical Models, is an extensive revision of the Introduction of the First...