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Comments on the entropy of nonequilibrium steady states

Evans, Denis; Rondoni, Lamberto


We discuss the entropy of nonequilibrium steady states. We analyze the so-called spontaneous production of entropy in certain reversible deterministic nonequilibrium system, and its link with the collapse of such systems towards an attractor that is of lower dimension than the dimension of phase space. This means that in the steady state limit, the Gibbs entropy diverges to negative infinity. We argue that if the Gibbs entropy is expanded in a series involving 1, 2,... body terms, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Statistical Physics
DOI: 10.1023/A:1020435219996


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