Accession Number:

AD0848610

Title:

On the Differential Properties of Entropy Production

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A theorem was established previously according to which stationary states of a system correspond to minimum entropy production, for a given value of the constraints. Throughout the proof three restrictive hypotheses were implied. This paper considers the following problem Independently of these restrictive hypotheses, what are the most general properties of entropy production. It is shown that in reality the minimum of the variational law searched for represents only a particular case of a more general differential law.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE