The Entropy Problem in Passive Networks.
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS AT THE INPUT TERMINALS. It is shown herein that the two circuits can be distinguished and their RC-components uniquely determined using simultaneous electrical and thermal observations. The concept of an empirical nonequilibrium temperature such as Meixner posed is essential. It is concluded that while the dissipation function entropy is uniquely determined in nonequilibrium conditions for each given RC-circuit, the RC-circuits are not necessarily uniquely determined for each impedance and entropy function. Rather, each nonequilibrium impedance and entropy function defines an equivalence class of RC-networks. This definition is unique to within the equivalence relation. Author
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