Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

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Carathéodory, Constantin

  • Holm AltenbachEmail author
  • Otto T. Bruhns
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_327-1

Constantin Carathéodory (September 13, 1873, in Berlin, German Empire; †February 2, 1950, in Munich, Germany) was a mathematician who spent most of his professional career in Germany and who made fundamental contributions to the axiomatic formulation of thermodynamics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of MechanicsRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany

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  • Holm Altenbach
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  1. 1.Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany