2 Scope and Structure, Characteristic Speeds

This section explains the formal structure of modern extended thermodynamics, relativistic or otherwise. Its key ingredients are

Thermodynamic processes are defined and characteristic speeds and the pulse speed are introduced.

 2.1 Thermodynamic processes
 2.2 Elements of the constitutive theory
 2.3 Exploitation of the entropy inequality, Lagrange multipliers
 2.4 Characteristic speeds

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