Accession Number : AD0262974

Title :   LINEARITY AND MINIMUM ENTROPY PRODUCTION

Corporate Author : CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : MEIJER,P.H.E.

Report Date : 02 FEB 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The application of the entropy production principle is discussed in terms of lnear irreversible thermodynamics. The description of these processes is based on a set of linear, master equations. The most important aspect of these equations (Fokker-Planck) is that they are first order differential equations in time and are asymmetric in character. Conclusions are presented for both internal and external systems.

Descriptors :   *ENTROPY, *EQUATIONS, *LINEAR SYSTEMS, *THERMODYNAMICS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), INTEGRALS, PARTICLES, QUANTUM THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE