The principles of the dynamic theory
Abstract
Generalizations of the classical Thermodynamic Laws are adopted as the fundamental principles of the proposed theory, hereafter called the Dynamic Theory. An important role is played by an integrating factor which makes the energy exchange with the environment a total differential and leads to the definition of a mechanical entropy. The integrating factor is shown to be a function of velocity only and an argument following Caratheodory's proves the existence of a unique limiting velocity which makes its appearance in the integrating factor. Equilibrium and stability conditions for dynamic systems are derived and together with the principle of increasing entropy provide a geometrical structure from which the theories of relativity, Maxwell's electromagnetism, and quantum effects may be derived. Thus the Dynamic Theory is shown to unify the various branches of physics into one theoretical structure. Extensions of current physical theories required by the Dynamic Theory are displayed. In these extensions new field quantities appear that become important for systems with varying mass density.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 June 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977pdt..book.....W
 Keywords:

 Quantum Theory;
 Theoretical Physics;
 Thermodynamics;
 Electromagnetism;
 Energy Transfer;
 Entropy;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Relativity;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics