Entropy 2013, 15(8), 2975-2988; doi:10.3390/e15082975

On the Entropy of a Class of Irreversible Processes

Received: 19 April 2013; in revised form: 5 June 2013 / Accepted: 9 July 2013 / Published: 26 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics)
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Abstract: We review a recent technique for determining the entropy change accompanying certain classes of irreversible processes involving changes in the state of a system anchored to a reservoir. Time is introduced as a parameter to specify the corresponding entropy evolution of the system. The procedural details are outlined and their relation to the standard treatment of irreversible processes is examined.
Keywords: irreversible processes; entropy production; heat transport across boundaries; functions of state for irreversible processes
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Honig, J. On the Entropy of a Class of Irreversible Processes. Entropy 2013, 15, 2975-2988.

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Honig J. On the Entropy of a Class of Irreversible Processes. Entropy. 2013; 15(8):2975-2988.

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Honig, Jurgen. 2013. "On the Entropy of a Class of Irreversible Processes." Entropy 15, no. 8: 2975-2988.

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