The Maximum Entropy Production Principle and Linear Irreversible Processes

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It is shown that Onsager’s principle of the least dissipation of energy is equivalent to the maximum entropy production principle. It is known that solutions of the linearized Boltzmann equation make extrema of entropy production. It is argued, in the case of stationary processes, that this extremum is a maximum rather than a minimum.

DOI: 10.3390/e12050996

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@article{Zupanovic2010TheME, title={The Maximum Entropy Production Principle and Linear Irreversible Processes}, author={Pasko Zupanovic and Domagoj Kuic and Zeljana Bonacic Losic and Drazen Petrov and Davor Juretic and Milan Brumen}, journal={Entropy}, year={2010}, volume={12}, pages={996-1005} }