Accession Number : AD0432373

Title :   THE NATURE OF IRREVERSIBILITY,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL TECHNOLOGICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,M. B.

Report Date : 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A set of reversible equations for F1, the first distribution function and g, the correlation function, are derived for the weak force case. The forward motion, i.e., development in time from uncorrelated initial conditions, and the corresponding reverse motion are examined. In the forward motion the equation for F1 evolves into the Fokker-Planck equation while in the corresponding reverse motion F1 is described by an antiFokker-Planck equation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IRREVERSIBLE PROCESSES, EQUATIONS), QUANTUM THEORY, PROBABILITY, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE