Classical analytical mechanics and entropy production

Title:
Classical analytical mechanics and entropy production
Creator:
Silverberg, J. (Author)
Widom, A. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
January 01, 2007
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Texts
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
The usual canonical Hamiltonian or Lagrangian formalism of classical mechanics applied to macroscopic systems describes energy conserving adiabatic motion. If irreversible diabatic processes are to be included, then the law of increasing entropy must also be considered. The notion of entropy then enters into the general classical mechanical formalism. The resulting general formulation and its physical consequences are explored.
Comments:
Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0701096v1. Preprint of an article published in American Journal of Physics, v.75 no.11, 2007.
Subjects and keywords:
Entropy
Mechanics
classical mechanics
classical physics
macroscopic systems
adiabatic motion
Physics
Permanent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000406

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