Thermodynamics of non-differentiable systems

  • J. B. Boyling


An axiomatisation of classical thermodynamics previously proposed for a somewhat restricted class of systems whose state spaces are differentiable manifolds is extended to systems whose state spaces are arbitrary connected separable topological spaces. It turns out that such systems need not obey Carathéodory's principle, although they do obey a form of Kelvin's principle.


Manifold Field Theory Elementary Particle State Space Quantum Field Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Boyling
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  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsEngland

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