Date of Award
Master of Science
Kevin B McLeod
Jeb F Willenbring, Lijing Sun
In Serrin's proof of the Accumulation Theorem, the presence of an ideal gas G is assumed.
In 1979 at the University of Naples, Serrin (allegedly) proved that the ideal system G can be replaced by a more general ideal system and still have the Accumulation Theorem hold.
In this paper, we attempt to reconstruct Serrin's proof and supply a proof for a more general theorem stated in a paper of Coleman, Owen and Serrin.
Maule, Austin, "The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Accumulation Theorem" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2563.