Thermodynamics and Energy


Mechanics and Thermodynamics: a Semantic Problem of Classification Contribution to the Solution of a Controversial Issue

Authors: Rodrigo de Abreu

ABSTRACT An ill-formulated problem gives rise to paradoxes.However, once concepts are conveniently defined, such false paradoxes are easily eliminated. In mechanics,one of the concepts generally held as fundamental is the reversibility of its equations. Hence, the well-known statement that mechanics is irreconcilable with thermodynamics. We propose to show that only apparently are the two branches independent and that wrong assumptions are at the basis of this misinterpretation.

Comments: 6 Pages. Técnica 3, 39 (1991)

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