Theory for non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.

  • Phil Attard
  • Published 2006 in Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP

Abstract

This paper reviews a new theory for non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. This gives the non-equilibrium analogue of the Boltzmann probability distribution, and the generalization of entropy to dynamic states. It is shown that this so-called second entropy is maximized in the steady state, in contrast to the rate of production of the conventional entropy… (More)

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