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The Resource Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.), (electronic book)

Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.), (electronic book)

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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond
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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy
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life, earth, and beyond
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A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.)
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eng
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"This book provides a general introduction to non-equilibrium thermodynamics as it applies to life, the Earth system, planetary processes, and Astrobiology. Specifically, the principles of Minimum and Maximum Entropy Production are explained as well as associated concepts of macroscopic reproducibility - the key concept behind thermodynamics - and self-organized criticality. The relevance of these principles in understanding emergent behavior in complex dissipative systems is demonstrated by a range of examples, such as turbulence and heat transport in climate systems, the evolution of landscapes, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, and the Gaia hypothesis."--Jacket
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1969-
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  • Kleidon, A.
  • Lorenz, Ralph D.
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Understanding complex systems
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  • Nonequilibrium thermodynamics
  • Entropy
  • Meteorology
  • Physical geography
  • Thermodynamics
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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.), (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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9783540323594
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1860-0840
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Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond, A. Kleidon, R.D. Lorenz (eds.), (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Dimensions
unknown
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9783540323594
Issn
1860-0840
Level of compression
uncompressed
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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