This book aims to provide a lively working knowledge of the thermodynamic control of microscopic simulations, while summarizing the historical development of the subject, along with some personal reminiscences. Many computational examples are described so that they are well-suited to learning by doing. The contents enhance the current understanding of the reversibility paradox and are accessible to advanced undergraduates and researchers in physics, computation, and irreversible thermodynamics.
○ Provides both a comprehensive historical background and contemporary research ideas and results in a variety of fields: computational simulation of irreversible flows, thermodynamics, chaos and instability, control theory
○ Readers can replicate and generalize the many illustrative problems detailed in the book