On global equivalence and entropy in simple bodies


In a well known paper W. A. Day pointed out that, for bodies with fading memory, entropy can be considered as a quantity that is not well defined because of its non uniqueness. That remark has been considered as a datum in the criticism of foundations of continuum thermodynamics. The present paper points out that the indetermination of entropy plays a role also in global equivalence for bodies with fading memory.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15900932v27n2p195

Global Equivalence; Entropy functionals; Simple bodies; Continuum thermodynamics; Entropy indetermination; Entropy equivalent heat fluxes

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