Symmetric Fractional Diffusion and Entropy Production
AbstractThe discovery of the entropy production paradox (Hoffmann et al., 1998) raised basic questions about the nature of irreversibility in the regime between diffusion and waves. First studied in the form of spatial movements of moments of H functions, pseudo propagation is the pre-limit propagation-like movements of skewed probability density function (PDFs) in the domain between the wave and diffusion equations that goes over to classical partial differential equation propagation of characteristics in the wave limit. Many of the strange properties that occur in this extraordinary regime were thought to be connected in some manner to this form of proto-movement. This paper eliminates pseudo propagation by employing a similar evolution equation that imposes spatial unimodal symmetry on evolving PDFs. Contrary to initial expectations, familiar peculiarities emerge despite the imposed symmetry, but they have a distinct character. View Full-Text
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Prehl, J.; Boldt, F.; Hoffmann, K.H.; Essex, C. Symmetric Fractional Diffusion and Entropy Production. Entropy 2016, 18, 275.
Prehl J, Boldt F, Hoffmann KH, Essex C. Symmetric Fractional Diffusion and Entropy Production. Entropy. 2016; 18(7):275.Chicago/Turabian Style
Prehl, Janett; Boldt, Frank; Hoffmann, Karl H.; Essex, Christopher. 2016. "Symmetric Fractional Diffusion and Entropy Production." Entropy 18, no. 7: 275.
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