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Unresolved Problems in Thermodynamics

  1. Sep 10, 2011 #1
    What are some currently unresolved problem in thermodynamics? Thanks
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2011 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    The biggest unsolved problem is Non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 #3
    What specifically about it? What are some of the top papers exploring non-equilibrium thermodynamics? Thanks
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 #4

    Andy Resnick

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    Pretty much *everything* about nonequilibrium thermodynamics is unsolved- one simple problem is to define 'temperature', for example.

    As for 'top papers', there is no shortage of papers, monographs, and books- many available online for free. Try a few, decide which 'makes sense' or speaks to you in a simple way, and read it carefully.
     
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