Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

, Volume 108, Issue 3, pp 1222–1224 | Cite as

Gibbs' phase rule revisited

  • G. Gutiérrez


Gibbs' phase rule and related properties of phase diagrams are obtained using the simple combinatorial methods of associating a graph to each thermodynamic system. We think this approach allows a deeper understanding of the geometric roots of this rule.


Phase Diagram Deep Understanding Related Property Combinatorial Method Thermodynamic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gutiérrez
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  1. 1.Facultad de FísicaP. Universidad Católica de ChileSantiago 22Chile

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