Variational Principles in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Irreversible Processes

  1. I. Prigogine
  1. Syu Ono

Published Online: 14 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470143490.ch7

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 3

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 3

How to Cite

Ono, S. (1961) Variational Principles in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Irreversible Processes, in Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 3 (ed I. Prigogine), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470143490.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Author Information

  1. College of General Education, University of Tokyo

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1961

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470698280

Online ISBN: 9780470143490

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Keywords:

  • least dissipation principle;
  • variational principle;
  • entropy production;
  • magnetic resonance;
  • minimum production principle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Remarks

  • Principle of Least Dissipation of Energy

  • Variational Principles in the Kinetic Theory of Gases

  • Principle of Minimum Production of Entropy

  • Statistical Theory of the Minimum Entropy Production Principle