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Retrodictive determinismWith respect to irreversible, non-homeomorphic maps, contravariant and covariant tensor fields have distinctly natural covariance and transformational behavior. For thermodynamic processes which are non-adiabatic, the fact that the process cannot be represented by a homeomorphic map emphasizes the logical arrow of time, an idea which encompasses a principle of retrodictive determinism for covariant tensor fields.
Document ID
19760056577
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Kiehn, R. M. (Houston, University Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: International Journal of Engineering Science
Volume: 14
Issue: 8, 19
Subject Category
THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCA2-OR295-502
Distribution Limits
Public
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