Irreversibility and Environmental Forces

  • Salmon Jean
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 261)


Irreversibility in fluids is traditionally introduced by means of Boltzmann’s postulate of molecular chaos.

We suggest another way, based on a non-Hamiltonian microdynamics characterized by environmental forces dependent on the velocities.


Viscosity Coefficient Environmental Force Triple Collision Interaction Sphere Interparticle Potential 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salmon Jean
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  1. 1.Conservatoire National des Arts et MétiersParis Cedex 03France

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