Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 116, Issue 1, pp 831–841

Minimum Dissipation Principle in Stationary Non-Equilibrium States

  • L. Bertini
  • A. De Sole
  • D. Gabrielli
  • G. Jona-Lasinio
  • C. Landim

DOI: 10.1023/B:JOSS.0000037220.57358.94

Cite this article as:
Bertini, L., De Sole, A., Gabrielli, D. et al. Journal of Statistical Physics (2004) 116: 831. doi:10.1023/B:JOSS.0000037220.57358.94


We generalize to non equilibrium states Onsager's minimum dissipation principle. We also interpret this principle and some previous results in terms of optimal control theory. Entropy production plays the role of the cost necessary to drive the system to a prescribed macroscopic configuration.

stationary non equilibrium states lattice gases minimum dissipation optimal control 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bertini
    • 1
  • A. De Sole
    • 2
  • D. Gabrielli
    • 3
  • G. Jona-Lasinio
    • 4
  • C. Landim
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza,”RomaItaly
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsHarvard UniversityCambridge
  3. 3.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità dell'AquilaL'AquilaItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Fisica and INFNUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza,”RomaItaly
  5. 5.IMPARio de JaneiroBrazil
  6. 6.CNRS UMR 6085Université de RouenFrance

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