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Publication . Article . 2007

Comments on a derivation and application of the ‘maximum entropy production’ principle

Geoffrey Grinstein; Ralph Linsker;
Open Access
Published: 19 Jul 2007 Journal: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, volume 40, pages 9,717-9,720 (issn: 1751-8113, eissn: 1751-8121, Copyright policy )
Publisher: IOP Publishing

We show that (1) an error invalidates the derivation (Dewar 2005 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 38 L371) of the maximum entropy production (MaxEP) principle for systems far from equilibrium, for which the constitutive relations are nonlinear; and (2) the claim (Dewar 2003 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 36 631) that the phenomenon of 'self-organized criticality' is a consequence of MaxEP for slowly driven systems is unjustified.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Phenomenon Maximum entropy production Autocatalytic reaction Nonlinear system Theoretical physics Mathematics Criticality


General Physics and Astronomy, Mathematical Physics, Modeling and Simulation, Statistics and Probability, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics