Microscopic theory of irreversible processes.

@article{Prigogine1977MicroscopicTO,
  title={Microscopic theory of irreversible processes.},
  author={I. Prigogine and F. Mayne and C. George and M. de Haan},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1977},
  volume={74 10},
  pages={
          4152-6
        }
}
  • I. Prigogine, F. Mayne, +1 author M. de Haan
  • Published 1977
  • Materials Science, Medicine, Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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… Expand

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