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We use the continuum thermodynamic variables to describe the state of
a system, e.g., a state function:
This simply says that there is a physical relationship between different
quantities that one could measure in a system.
Some relationships come from the specific properties of a material (material properties) and
some follow from physical laws that are independent of the material (the laws of thermodynamics).
W. Craig Carter