Stability of Non Equilibrium States
Let us now investigate the stability of a non-equilibrium state, either steady or unsteady. We shall limit ourselves to small perturbations (linear stability theory). In the present case, we admit from outset, the inequalities (5.8) – (5.10). Therefore, according to (3.17), δ2 occurs either as a negative quadratic form, or as a definite negative quadratic form in the case of purely dissipative systems.
KeywordsEntropy Production Marginal State Dissipative System Excess Entropy Kinetic Condition
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- J.C. Legros, Thèse de doctorat, Chimie Physique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1971.Google Scholar