By Stanislaw Sieniutycz, Henrik Farkas
Contemporary years have noticeable a starting to be development to derive versions of macroscopic phenomena encountered within the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, ecology, self-organisation concept and econophysics from numerous variational or extremum ideas. during the hyperlink among the indispensable extremum of a sensible and the neighborhood extremum of a functionality (explicit, for instance, within the Pontryagin's greatest precept variational and extremum rules are at the same time comparable. therefore it is sensible to think about them inside a typical context. the most target of the current e-book is to gather numerous mathematical formulations and examples of actual reasoning that contain either easy theoretical points and purposes of variational and extremum ways to platforms of the macroscopic world.The first a part of the ebook is targeted at the idea, while the second one makes a speciality of purposes. The unifying variational method is used to derive the stability or conservation equations, phenomenological equations linking fluxes and forces, equations of swap for procedures with coupled move of strength and substance, and optimum stipulations for power administration. *A exact multidisciplinary synthesis of variational and extremum ideas in conception and alertness. *A finished overview of present and prior achievements in variational formulations for macroscopic tactics. *Uses Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms as a foundation for the exposition of novel techniques to move and conversion of thermal, sun and chemical power.
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The construction and discussion of variational principles for these systems. In fact, the search for variational principles greatly benefits from the fact that there exists a far-reaching analogy between the field equations of classical hydrodynamics and of the so-called hydrodynamic (Madelung) picture of quantum theory. This analogy often allows for an immediate transfer of strategies and concepts. Introduction of linear frictional force densities into the Madelung picture leads to certain well-known phenomenological extensions of the ordinary Schro¨ dinger equation such as the Caldirola– Kanai equation and Kostin’s nonlinear Schro¨ dinger – Langevin equation.
Variational and extremum principles in macroscopic systems by Stanislaw Sieniutycz, Henrik Farkas