The Maximum Entropy Production Principle and Linear Irreversible Processes

Županović, Paško; Kuić, Domagoj; Lošić, Željana Bonačić; Petrov, Dražen; Juretić, Davor; Brumen, Milan
May 2010
Entropy;May2010, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p996
Academic Journal
It is shown that Onsager's principle of the least dissipation of energy is equivalent to the maximum entropy production principle. It is known that solutions of the linearized Boltzmann equation make extrema of entropy production. It is argued, in the case of stationary processes, that this extremum is a maximum rather than a minimum.


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