TITLE

On the Problem of Formulating Principles in Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

AUTHOR(S)
Županović, Paško; Kuić, Domagoj; Juretić, Davor; Dobovišek, Andrej
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Entropy;Apr2010, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p926
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this work, we consider the choice of a system suitable for the formulation of principles in nonequilibrium thermodynamics. It is argued that an isolated system is a much better candidate than a system in contact with a bath. In other words, relaxation processes rather than stationary processes are more appropriate for the formulation of principles in nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Arguing that slow varying relaxation can be described with quasi-stationary process, it is shown for two special cases, linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics and linearized Boltzmann equation, that solutions of these problems are in accordance with the maximum entropy production principle.
ACCESSION #
50138560

 

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