The Thermodynamic Covariance Principle

  title={The Thermodynamic Covariance Principle},
  author={Giorgio Sonnino and Alberto Sonnino},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Physics},
The concept of {\it equivalent systems} from the thermodynamic point of view, originally introduced by Th. De Donder and I. Prigogine, is deeply investigated and revised. From our point of view, two systems are thermodynamically equivalent if, under transformation of the thermodynamic forces, both the entropy production and the Glansdorff-Prigogine dissipative quantity remain unaltered. This kind of transformations may be referred to as the {\it Thermodynamic Coordinate Transformations} (TCT… 

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