Accession Number : AD0763752

Title :   The Entropy Problem in Passive Networks.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Fitzgerald,J. Edmund

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS AT THE INPUT TERMINALS. It is shown herein that the two circuits can be distinguished and their RC-components uniquely determined using simultaneous electrical and thermal observations. The concept of an empirical nonequilibrium temperature such as Meixner posed is essential. It is concluded that while the dissipation function (entropy) is uniquely determined in nonequilibrium conditions for each given RC-circuit, the RC-circuits are not necessarily uniquely determined for each impedance and entropy function. Rather, each nonequilibrium impedance and entropy function defines an equivalence class of RC-networks. This definition is unique to within the equivalence relation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRICAL NETWORKS, ENTROPY), DISSIPATION FACTOR, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE