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Ehrenfest's argument extended to a formalism of nonequilibrium thermodynamics

Gorban, A.N., Karlin, I.V., Ottinger, H.C. and Tatarinova, L.L. (2001) Ehrenfest's argument extended to a formalism of nonequilibrium thermodynamics Physical Review E, 63, (6), p. 66124. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.066124).

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A general method of constructing dissipative equations is developed, following Ehrenfest's idea of coarse graining. The approach resolves the major issue of discrete time coarse graining versus continuous time macroscopic equations. Proof of the H theorem for macroscopic equations is given, several examples supporting the construction are presented, and generalizations are suggested

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Published date: June 2001


Local EPrints ID: 49185
ISSN: 1063-651X
PURE UUID: a065a597-c5eb-4e7c-ae9e-dce3341be5b4

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Date deposited: 26 Oct 2007
Last modified: 12 Sep 2017 16:32

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Author: A.N. Gorban
Author: I.V. Karlin
Author: H.C. Ottinger
Author: L.L. Tatarinova

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