An Critical Analysis of Statistical Foundation of Irreversible Thermodynamics Subject To Coarse Grain Entropy

  • Megha Sawangikar
Keywords: statistical mechanics, irreversibility

Abstract

The extensive study of statistical
foundation of irreversible thermodynamics has
been carried out. The critical analysis reveals
that the conceptual problems are the
probabilities in statistical mechanical
explanations of thermodynamic phenomena, the
issue of irreversibility and the associated
thermodynamic arrow of time. The
microdynamical origin of thermodynamic
irreversibility represents perhaps the most
important unsolved problem in the foundations
of statistical mechanics. The coarse-graining
approach to statistical mechanics and the
problems it faces in accounting for
thermodynamic irreversibility

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Published
2018-04-15
How to Cite
Sawangikar, M. (2018, April 15). An Critical Analysis of Statistical Foundation of Irreversible Thermodynamics Subject To Coarse Grain Entropy. ASIAN JOURNAL FOR CONVERGENCE IN TECHNOLOGY (AJCT ) -UGC LISTED, 4(I). Retrieved from http://asianssr.org/index.php/ajct/article/view/439
Section
Applied Chemistry