%0 eBook
%M Solr-EB001225211
%A Badescu, Viorel
%I Springer International Publishing
%D 2016
%C Cham
%G English
%B Understanding Complex Systems
%@ 9783319337890
%T Modeling Thermodynamic Distance, Curvature and Fluctuations : A Geometric Approach
%U http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33789-0?nosfx=y
%X This textbook aims to briefly outline the main directions in which the geometrization of thermodynamics has been developed in the last decades. The textbook is accessible to people trained in thermal sciences but not necessarily with solid formation in mathematics. For this, in the first chapters a summary of the main mathematical concepts is made. In some sense, this makes the textbook self-consistent. The rest of the textbook consists of a collection of results previously obtained in this young branch of thermodynamics. The manner of presentation used throughout the textbook is adapted for ease of access of readers with education in natural and technical sciences