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Foundations of Thermodynamics

**by Correa, Paulo N.; Correa, Alexandra N.; Askanas, Malgosia**

Published in June 2024. 111 pages.

*Aetherometric Theory of Synchronicity*, Vol. 6

**Monograph AS3-VI.2**

**Price:** US $25

ABSTRACT
This communication presents the foundations of modern thermodynamics and then question them, to provisionally arrive at some new concepts of basic thermal functions. What exactly is meant by heat as a form of energy? What are the heat capacity, specific heat and heat content of a body, substance or system? How does enthalpy differ from the heat content of a body? How is heat transferred? Are there thermal forces responsible for holding the heat content of bodies, or deployed in heat transfer? Does the conventional function of entropy denote a thermal force? What are and have been the various conventional definitions of entropy? How do they differ and how are they ascertained? How does entropy relate to Gibbs free energy? What is reversible heat and what is reversible work? Are they fictional concepts and functions? What is the potential energy of a system? Is it the same as its internal energy function? In the course of answering these questions and presenting the conventional theory of thermodynamic functions, the authors propose an alternative view: an algebraic theory of thermodynamics based on the calculus of discernible quantities, including an algebraic treatment of entropy - instead of treatments based on a calculus of infinitesimal units of non- existent "reversible" fluxes. The present chapter introduces the map that will be explored at length in subsequent communications of this volume. |