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thermostatics

(ˌθɜːməˈstætɪks)
n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with thermal equilibrium
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thermostatics

the science or study of the equilibrium of heat.
See also: Heat, Physics
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Noun1.thermostatics - the aspect of thermodynamics concerned with thermal equilibrium
thermodynamics - the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
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References in periodicals archive ?
Callen, Thermodynamics and Introduction to Thermostatics, John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1985.
Callen, Thermodynamics and An Introduction to Thermostatics, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1985.
[1] Callen HB (1960) Thermodynamics : on introduction to the physical theories of equilibrium thermostatics and irreversible thermodynamics (Wiley, New York).
In equilibrium, time is irrelevant and thermostatics pertain yet explain little; by contrast, real systems obey nonequilibrium thermodynamics where time is of the essence, change is ubiquitous, and energy is centrally engaged.