We review a recent technique for determining the entropy change accompanying certain classes of irreversible processes involving changes in the state of a system anchored to a reservoir. Time is introduced as a parameter to specify the corresponding entropy evolution of the system. The procedural details are outlined and their relation to the standard treatment of irreversible processes is examined.


This is a PDF of Honig, J. On the Entropy of a Class of Irreversible Processes. Entropy 2013, 15, 2975-2988. DOI: 10.3390/e15082975, published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).


irreversible processes; entropy production; heat transport across boundaries; functions of state for irreversible processes

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