Microscopic theory of irreversible processes.

  title={Microscopic theory of irreversible processes.},
  author={Ilya Prigogine and F Mayn{\'e} and Clifford George and Michiel Willem de Haan},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={74 10},
The microscopic theory of irreversible processes that we developed is summarized and illustrated, using as a simple example the Friedrichs model. Our approach combines the Poincaré's point of view (dynamical interpretation of irreversibility) with the Gibbs-Einstein ensemble point of view. It essentially consists in a nonunitary transformation theory based on the symmetry properties of the Liouville equation and dealing with continuous spectrum. The second law acquires a microscopic content in… CONTINUE READING

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