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A note on limitations of standard thermodynamics

A note on limitations of standard thermodynamics
A note on limitations of standard thermodynamics
Recently, as a common foundation of various branches in science, thermodynamics is getting fresh notice. One of the reasons are long-range forces that may have far-reaching consequences for the applicability of standard thermodynamics. In this paper we trace these consequences in connection with gravity, particle physics, condensed matter physics, and plasma physics. We point on scenarios (like hot plasmas of elementary particles in the early universe) where usually the applicability of standard thermodynamics is not even questioned. Therefore we wish to attract the reader's attention to such cases and mention some first steps towards non-standard thermodynamics. It is, however, too early to propose final solutions at the present stage. We wish to provoke thoughts about the old thermodynamics from a modern perspective.
long-range forces, thermodynamic limit, gravity, quark-gluon plasma
0003-3804
457-460
Meyer-Ortmanns, H.
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Landsberg, P.T.
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Abe, S.
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Rajagopal, A.K.
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Yamano, T.
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Abe, S.
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Meyer-Ortmanns, H., Landsberg, P.T., Abe, S., Rajagopal, A.K. and Yamano, T. (2002) A note on limitations of standard thermodynamics. Annalen der Physik, 11 (6), 457-460. (doi:10.1002/1521-3889(200206)11:6<457::AID-ANDP457>3.0.CO;2-N).

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Recently, as a common foundation of various branches in science, thermodynamics is getting fresh notice. One of the reasons are long-range forces that may have far-reaching consequences for the applicability of standard thermodynamics. In this paper we trace these consequences in connection with gravity, particle physics, condensed matter physics, and plasma physics. We point on scenarios (like hot plasmas of elementary particles in the early universe) where usually the applicability of standard thermodynamics is not even questioned. Therefore we wish to attract the reader's attention to such cases and mention some first steps towards non-standard thermodynamics. It is, however, too early to propose final solutions at the present stage. We wish to provoke thoughts about the old thermodynamics from a modern perspective.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: long-range forces, thermodynamic limit, gravity, quark-gluon plasma

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Local EPrints ID: 29500
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29500
ISSN: 0003-3804
PURE UUID: d7fc9ac0-18b4-494f-966c-95e024ae79fb

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 09:56

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Author: H. Meyer-Ortmanns
Author: P.T. Landsberg
Author: S. Abe
Author: A.K. Rajagopal
Author: T. Yamano

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