In thermodynamics,

References

1. Maugin, Gerard A. (1999).

Further reading

● Truesdell, Clifford A. (1969).

● Bunge, Mario. (1986).

● Coleman, Bernard D. (2003). “Memories of Clifford Truesdell.”

**rational thermodynamics**is a phenomenological thermodynamics that takes as a model the rational mechanics of eighteenth and nineteenth century mathematicians, especially Joseph Lagrange and Augustin Cauchy, and the thermodynamics of French physicist Pierre Duhem. [1] The subject is largely a product of the work of American mathematician Clifford Truesdell and his students Walter Noll and Bernard Coleman in the 1960s.References

1. Maugin, Gerard A. (1999).

*The Thermomechanics of Nonlinear Irreversible Behaviors*(rational thermodynamics, pgs. 9-10, 63, etc)*.*World Scientific.Further reading

● Truesdell, Clifford A. (1969).

*Rational Thermodynamics: A Course of Lectures on Selected Topics.*Springer-Verlag, 1984 2nd ed.● Bunge, Mario. (1986).

*“Book review:**Rational Thermodynamics*by C. Truesdell”,*Philosophy of Science*, 53:305-06.● Coleman, Bernard D. (2003). “Memories of Clifford Truesdell.”

*Volume of Journal of Elasticity,*Feb.