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
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE