The Local Potential

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


As a rule, to approach the evolution problem by attempting to solve the differential equations as they arise from the conservation and phenomenological laws, together with the constraints prescribed to the system (initial and boundary conditions) is a question attended by great difficulties.


Entropy Production Subsidiary Condition Basic Differential Equation Positive Weighting Function Exact Differential 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Glansdorff
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  1. 1.Université Libre, BruxellesBelgium

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