Invertible and Noninvertible Systems

  • Michael C. Mackey
Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)


From the perspective of the previous chapter, the central problem in thermodynamics is “How may one guarantee that the entropy of a system will increase to its maximum value regardless of the manner in which it was prepared?” In this chapter we start our investigation of this question.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael C. Mackey
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  1. 1.Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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