Accession Number : AD0685804
Title : RESEARCH ON NON EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS.
Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 67-31 Jan 69,
Corporate Author : BRUSSELS UNIV (BELGIUM) FACULTE DES SCIENCES
Personal Author(s) : Prigogine,I.
Report Date : 10 MAR 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : Progress in non equilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics achieved in the last two years is summarized. The main emphasis is put on the development of our quasi-particle theory which has now been extended to arbitrary order in the coupling constant. This quasi-particle theory leads to the replacement of the usual Hamiltonian description involving potential energy of interaction by a collection of colliding excitations. Progress in macroscopic stability theory obtained through a generalization of non equilibrium thermodynamics is also described.
Descriptors : (*STATISTICAL MECHANICS, REPORTS), THERMODYNAMICS, RELATIVITY THEORY, IRREVERSIBLE PROCESSES, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), EXCITATION, INVARIANCE, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), OPERATORS(MATHEMATICS), BELGIUM
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE