Dual structure of thermodynamics.


Journal Article

Based on the properties of exponential distribution families we analyze the Fisher information of the Gibbs canonical ensemble to construct a new state function for simple systems with no mechanical work. This function possesses nice symmetry properties with respect to Legendre transform and provides a connection with previous alternative formulations of thermodynamics, most notably the work by Biot, Serrin, and Frieden and collaborators. Logical extensions to systems with mechanical work may similarly consider generalized Gibbs ensembles.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Porporato, A

Published Date

  • April 16, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 042126 -

PubMed ID

  • 24827212

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24827212

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2376

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1539-3755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physreve.89.042126


  • eng