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.
irreversible processes; entropy production; heat transport across boundaries; functions of state for irreversible processes
Date of this Version
Honig, J. On the Entropy of a Class of Irreversible Processes. Entropy 2013, 15, 2975-2988.