Time-Reversal Symmetry Poincaré Recurrence, Irreversibility, and the Entropic Arrow of Time From Mechanics to System Thermodynamics

In this paper, we use a large-scale dynamical systems perspective to provide a system-theoretic foundation for thermodynamics. Specifically, using a state space formulation, we develop a nonlinear compartmental dynamical system model characterized by energy conservation laws that is consistent with...

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Journal Title: Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications Vol. 9; no. 2; pp. 250 - 271
Authors: W.M. Haddad, V. Chellaboina, Sergey Nersesov
Format: Article
Published: Apr 2008
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