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What Did Gibbs and Carathéodory Leave Us About Thermodynamics?

  • C. Truesdell

Abstract

One reason I accepted the invitation to speak on this subject is to correct misunderstandings about my opinion of Gibbs. Gibbs needs no estimate from me, but I must defend myself against the contempt I should justly suffer, were I to be so deficient in science and taste as to place his achievements at any level but the highest.

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Variational Principle Rational Mechanic Reversible System Oxford English Dictionary Classical Thermodynamic 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

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  • C. Truesdell

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