It is shown that the linear boundary value problems of the heat conduction in a homogeneous slab can be mapped on the initial value problem for a Hamiltonian motion whose phase-space trajectories are subject to an additional restriction, the “arrival condition”. The physical consequences of this formal analogy for the macroscopic heat conduction are discussed in detail.
KeywordsHeat Conduction Physical Consequence Additional Restriction Linear Boundary Formal Analogy
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