– The horse-carrot theorem bounding the entropy production in processes with a fixed number of relaxations is extended to steady flow processes. The dissipation turns out to be related to a path of flows rather than states. The example of fractional distillation is presented and shows how null directions for the geometry turn out to be useful in the… (More)

Differential Geometrical Methods in Statistics (Springer Verlag, New York

S. Amari

1985

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Thermodynamics (J

H. See for example Callen

1985

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These papers were the first to introduce the geometry at the macroscopic thermodynamic level, albeit in the conformally related form using the second derivative of the internal energy