Is equilibrium always an entropy maximum?

  title={Is equilibrium always an entropy maximum?},
  author={Peter Landsberg},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Physics},
  • P. Landsberg
  • Published 1 April 1984
  • Physics
  • Journal of Statistical Physics
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