
Accession Number : AD0685804
Title : RESEARCH ON NON EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS.
Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 1 Feb 6731 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 quasiparticle theory which has now been extended to arbitrary order in the coupling constant. This quasiparticle 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