Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Scale Invariance
AbstractA variant of continuous nonequilibrium thermodynamic theory based on the postulate of the scale invariance of the local relation between generalized fluxes and forces is proposed here. This single postulate replaces the assumptions on local equilibrium and on the known relation between thermodynamic fluxes and forces, which are widely used in classical nonequilibrium thermodynamics. It is shown here that such a modification not only makes it possible to deductively obtain the main results of classical linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics, but also provides evidence for a number of statements for a nonlinear case (the maximum entropy production principle, the macroscopic reversibility principle, and generalized reciprocity relations) that are under discussion in the literature. View Full-Text
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Martyushev, L.M.; Celezneff, V. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Scale Invariance. Entropy 2017, 19, 126.
Martyushev LM, Celezneff V. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Scale Invariance. Entropy. 2017; 19(3):126.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martyushev, Leonid M.; Celezneff, Vladimir. 2017. "Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Scale Invariance." Entropy 19, no. 3: 126.
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