Adiabatic Processes. Laplace’s Theorem

  • Clifford Ambrose TruesdellIII
  • Subramanyam Bharatha
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


A process is adiabatic if Q(t) = 0 at all times t at which Q(t) is defined. Any curve in 풟 whose tangent vector in some parametric representation is always orthogonal to the vector field (Λ V , K V ) is called an adiabat.


Differentiable Function Parametric Representation Neutral Point Neutral Curve Adiabatic Process 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifford Ambrose TruesdellIII
    • 1
  • Subramanyam Bharatha
    • 2
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Research DepartmentEsso Resources Canada LimitedCalgaryCanada

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