The General Evolution Criterion

  • Peter Glansdorff
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 74)


The foregoing stability criteria based on the behaviour of the system close to a given reference state, either steady or unsteady, are only particular cases of the more general stability conditions involving finite deviations as well. Likewise, the latter may be interpreted as arising from some evolution criterion still more general.


Entropy Production Equality Sign Evolution Criterion Steady State Assumption Varied Boundary Condition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Glansdorff
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  1. 1.Université Libre, BruxellesBelgium

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