Accession Number:

AD0262974

Title:

LINEARITY AND MINIMUM ENTROPY PRODUCTION

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Corporate Author:

CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1959-02-02

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The application of the entropy production principle is discussed in terms of lnear irreversible thermodynamics. The description of these processes is based on a set of linear, master equations. The most important aspect of these equations Fokker-Planck is that they are first order differential equations in time and are asymmetric in character. Conclusions are presented for both internal and external systems.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE