TITLE

What can we learn from thermodynamics on stochastic dynamics?

AUTHOR(S)
Nicolis, G.; Nicolis, C.
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 502 Issue 1, p333
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The formalisms of irreversible thermodynamics and information theory are applied to dynamical systems subjected to noise and a periodic forcing, giving rise to multiple steady states and stochastic resonance. It is shown that the passage to multiplicity through a pitchfork bifurcation, the action of noise in general, and the occurrence of stochastic resonance, have clearcut signatures at the level of entropy production and of information entropy. It is suggested that thermodynamic-like quantities provide useful characterizations of the complexity of dynamical systems driven out of equilibrium. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6028539

 

Related Articles

  • Complexity and Dynamical Depth. Deacon, Terrence; Koutroufinis, Spyridon // Information (2078-2489);Sep2014, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p404 

    We argue that a critical difference distinguishing machines from organisms and computers from brains is not complexity in a structural sense, but a difference in dynamical organization that is not well accounted for by current complexity measures. We propose a measure of the complexity of a...

  • Calculation of the Dynamic Viscosity Coefficient of Heavy Crudes at High Pressure. Magomadov, A. S. // Chemistry & Technology of Fuels & Oils;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p270 

    The dynamic viscosity coefficient η of 12 samples of high–viscosity crudes (HVC) from different fields at temperatures of 30 to 250°C and high pressure were experimentally determined. A method for calculating the h of HVC in a wide range of state variables was developed based on the...

  • Nonlinear Generalization of Schrödinger's Equation Uniting Quantum Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Beretta, Gian Paolo // International Journal of Thermodynamics;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p49 

    The nonlinear equation of motion that accomplishes a self-consistent unification of quantum mechanics (QM) and thermodynamics conceptually different from the (yon Neumann) foundations of quantum statistical mechanics (QSM) and (Jaynes) quantum information theory (QIT), but which reduces to the...

  • Response to 'Comment on 'Remarks on the information entropy maximization method and extended... Byung Chan Eu // Journal of Chemical Physics;10/1/1999, Vol. 111 Issue 13, p6146 

    Responds to comments on 'Remarks on the information entropy maximization method and extended thermodynamics' published in the 'Journal of Chemical Physics.' Generalization of the classical equilibrium thermodynamics to nonequilibrium phenomena; Meanings of reversibility in Newtonian mechanics...

  • Comment on 'Remarks on the information entropy maximization method and extended thermodynamics'... Robertson, Baldwin // Journal of Chemical Physics;10/1/1999, Vol. 111 Issue 13, p6144 

    Comments on the paper 'Remarks on the information entropy maximization method and extended thermodynamics,' by B.C. Eu published in the 'Journal of Chemical Physics.' Use of the heat flux as a constraint; Meaning of irreversibility; Equations for a set of macroscopic variables.

  • From Maximum Entropy to Maximum Entropy Production: A New Approach. Virgo, Nathaniel // Entropy;Mar2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p107 

    Evidence from climate science suggests that a principle of maximum thermodynamic entropy production can be used to make predictions about some physical systems. I discuss the general form of this principle and an inherent problem with it, currently unsolved by theoretical approaches: how to...

  • Multiscale Mesoscopic Entropy of Driven Macroscopic Systems. Grmela, Miroslav; Grazzini, Giuseppe; Lucia, Umberto; Yahia, L'Hocine // Entropy;Nov2013, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p5053 

    How do macroscopic systems react to imposed external forces? Attempts to answer this question by a general principle have a long history. The general feeling is that the macroscopic systems in their reaction to imposed external forces follow some kind of optimization strategy in which their...

  • Entropy Generation in a Couple Stress Fluid Flow Through a Vertical Channel Filled with Saturated Porous Media. Makinde, Oluwole Daniel; Eegunjobi, Adetayo Samuel // Entropy;Nov2013, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p4589 

    The present work investigates numerically the inherent irreversibility in a steady flow of a couple stress fluid through a vertical channel packed with saturated porous substances. The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics are applied to analyze the problem. The nonlinear governing equations...

  • Thermodynamics and Dynamic Kinetics of the Oxidation of Selenomethionine to Methionine Selenoxide: A DFT Study. Qingyang Liu; Yiling Bei // Progress in Reaction Kinetics & Mechanism;Nov2010, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p417 

    In order to investigate the stability of selenomethionine (SeMet), the oxidation reaction of selenomethionine (SeMet) with an oxygen atom was studied by the density function theory (DFT) method. The structures of reactants, transition state and products were fully optimized at the B3LYP/6-311G**...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics