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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Authors: W.M. Haddad, V. Chellaboina, Sergey Nersesov
Conference Location: Seville, Spain
Conference Dates: December 12-15, 2005
Proceedings Title: 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and European Control Conference 2005
Format: Conference Proceeding
Language: English
Published: Piscataway, N.J. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005