Book ID: CBB000030846

Thermodynamics: History and philosophy--Facts, trends, debates: Veszprém, Hungary, 23-28 July 1990 (1991)


World Scientific

Publication Date: 1991
Edition Details: Editors: K. Martinás, Ropolyi, L. and Szegedi, P..
Physical Details: xi + 529 pp.; notes

Description Contents: Moulines, C. Ulises: The classical spirit in J. Willard Gibbs's classical thermodynamics. Cimbleris, Borisas: The late emergence of thermodynamics. Della Selva, A., A. Drago: The introduction of the cycle method in thermodynamics. Boudri, J. Christiaan: The paradox of William Thomson: Phenomenalism and mechanicism in the origin of thermodynamics (1847-1850). Osietzki, Maria: Rudolf Clausius--Entropy and environment. Mladjenović, Milorad: Mach's Principien der Wärmelehre: A critical survey. Brouzeng, Paul: Duhem's contribution to the development of modern thermodynamics. Monleón Pradas, Manuel: Analysis of a trivial example and critical considerations following from it regarding the historiography of energy conservation. Hiebert, Erwin N.: Reflections on the origin and verification of the third law of thermodynamics. Tisza, Laszlo: A new look at the relation of thermodynamics to the kinetic theory. Baracca, Angelo: Boltzmann's research program and the present frontier problems in statistical mechanics. Hoyer, Ulrich: From Boltzmann to Schrödinger. Sredniawa, Bronislaw: Collaboration of Marian Smoluchowski and Theodor Svedberg in the investigation of Brownian movement and density fluctuations. Exchange of letters. Tyapkin, A.A.: On the problem of mechanical substantiation of irreversibility in statistical physics. Haitun, S.D.: Entropy and disorder: The evolution of views concerning their connection. Oláh, Karoly: Progress in understanding the concepts reversibility, balances and cross symmetry. Haas, A.: Towards an unambiguous measurement theory based on the irreversible description of the measurement interactions. Liszi, János: Anyos Jedlik: Theory of heat. A Hungarian manuscript from the middle of the 19th century. Hoffmann, Dieter, Ebeling, Werner: Thermodynamics in Berlin. Volkov, Vladimir A.: The first Russian scientists in the field of thermodynamics of the 19th century. Martinás, Katalin: Aristotelian thermodynamics. Gombos, Gabor: Some thermodynamic aspects of Lao Tzu's philosophy. Fehér, Marta: Between two paradigms: Novalis' theory of combustion. Lebon, G., Casas-Vázquez, J.: Towards a thermodynamic theory of the third type. Drago, Antonino: The alternative content of thermodynamics: The constructive mathematics and the problematic organization of the theory. Monleón Pradas, Manuel: Thermodynamics as a physics of qualities: The evolution of the concept of state. Jaromír Murgaš: Energy, invariants and the spirit of physics. Landsberg, Peter T.: From entropy to God? Kubbinga, Henk: Thermodynamics, molecularism, and positivism. Pechenkin, A.A.: A paradigm change in physics: Non-linear thermodynamics. Ropolyi, L.: Thermodynamic elements in world views--world view elements in thermodynamics. Tarsitani, C., Vicentini Missoni, M.: History of and education in thermodynamics: Comments and problems related to mental representations and semantics. Walter, Johann: On a remark of I. Newton and the mathematics of the second law. Helden, Ann C. van: Kamerlingh Onnes' three-dimensional graphical method. Vdovichenko, N.: On relation between thermodynamics and dynamical chaos. Aris, Rutherford: A thermodynamic conundrum: Heat transfer in a model of the fluidized bed. Kritsman, Viktor Abramovich: The influence of the ideas of chemical thermodynamics on the formation of the principles of chemical kinetics in the 19th century. Kipnis, A. Ya.: J.W. Gibbs and chemical thermodynamics. Landsberg, Peter T.: Irreversibility and basic principles. Vicentini Missoni, M.: Education and history in thermodynamics.

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