Hidden Scale Invariance in Condensed Matter
... include most or all van der Waals bonded systems and metals, as well as weakly ionic or
dipolar systems. On the other hand, systems with directional bonding (hydrogen bonds or
covalent bonds) or strong Coulomb forces generally do not exhibit hidden scale invariance.
The article reviews the theory be ...
Thermodynamics Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi
... Path: The sequence of steps taken by a system during a thermodynamic process
starting from the initial state, through an intermediate state to the final state is known
as a path. The path can consist of a single or more steps.
Classification of Processes Based upon Path
Depending upon the path follo ...
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Maximum entropy thermodynamics
In physics, maximum entropy thermodynamics (colloquially, MaxEnt thermodynamics) views equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as inference processes. More specifically, MaxEnt applies inference techniques rooted in Shannon information theory, Bayesian probability, and the principle of maximum entropy. These techniques are relevant to any situation requiring prediction from incomplete or insufficient data (e.g., image reconstruction, signal processing, spectral analysis, and inverse problems). MaxEnt thermodynamics began with two papers by Edwin T. Jaynes published in the 1957 Physical Review.