chapter  61
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In this section, we summarize the use of the scheme for calculating the thermodynamic characteristics of Kelvin and Gibbs surface tension of curved surfaces in small systems. These topics include: 1) modifications of thermodynamic equations for refinements of Gibbs constructions, 2) constructions that are intermediate between classical and statistical thermodynamics – approaches to which molecular parameters are introduced; 3) statistical theories that use concepts of the surface of tension by analogy with thermodynamics [11, 19].