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Relaxation Processes and the Maximum Entropy Production Principle
Faculty of Science, University of Split, Teslina 12, 21000 Split, Croatia
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split, R. Boškovića b.b, 21000 Split, Croatia
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Received: 19 February 2010; Accepted: 9 March 2010 / Published: 11 March 2010
Abstract: Spontaneous transitions of an isolated system from one macroscopic state to another (relaxation processes) are accompanied by a change of entropy. Following Jaynes’ MaxEnt formalism, it is shown that practically all the possible microscopic developments of a system, within a fixed time interval, are accompanied by the maximum possible entropy change. In other words relaxation processes are accompanied by maximum entropy production.
Keywords: relaxation processes; MEP principle; MaxEnt formalism
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Županović, P.; Botrić, S.; Juretić, D.; Kuić, D. Relaxation Processes and the Maximum Entropy Production Principle. Entropy 2010, 12, 473-479.
Županović P, Botrić S, Juretić D, Kuić D. Relaxation Processes and the Maximum Entropy Production Principle. Entropy. 2010; 12(3):473-479.
Županović, Paško; Botrić, Srećko; Juretić, Davor; Kuić, Domagoj. 2010. "Relaxation Processes and the Maximum Entropy Production Principle." Entropy 12, no. 3: 473-479.