This textbook aims
to briefly outline the main directions in which the
thermodynamics has been developed in the last decades.
The textbook is
accessible to people trained in thermal sciences but not
solid formation in mathematics. For this, in the first chapters
a summary of the
main mathematical concepts is made. In some sense,
this makes the
textbook self-consistent. The rest of the textbook consists of
a collection of
results previously obtained in this young branch of thermodynamics.
The manner of
presentation used throughout the textbook is
adapted for ease of
access of readers with education in natural and technical