Thermodynamic equilibria and extrema : analysis of attainability regions and partial equilibria / Alexander N. Gorban [and others] ; translated by Marina V. Ozerova, Valentina P. Yermakova, and Alexandre V. Keiko

Principles of Equilibrium and Extremality in Mechanics and Thermodynamics -- Extreme Thermodynamic Models in Terms of Mathematical Programming -- Thermodynamic Modeling on Graphs -- Methods and Algorithms of Searching for Thermodynamic Equilibria -- Application of Extreme Models

Summary

This book discusses mathematical models that are based on the concepts of classical equilibrium thermodynamics. They are intended for the analysis of possible results of diverse natural and production processes. Unlike the traditional models, these allow one to view the achievable set of partial equilibria with regards to constraints on kinetics, energy and mass exchange and to determine states of the studied systems of interest for the researcher. Application of the suggested models in chemical technology, energy and ecology is illustrated in the examples

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-274)-and indexes