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1. General Term: Non-Linear, Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Non-Linear , Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics A branch of physics developed in the latter half of the twentieth century
that deals with systems of particles that are far from the near-equilibrium
conditions studied in classical
2. Divine Action Topic: Peacocke, Arthur. Chance and Law in Irreversible ...
the extension of classical thermodynamics, first to
linear, and then to non-linear , irreversible processes involved in what are
called dissipative structures .
According to Prigogine, if fluctuations in these non-linear,
3. General Term: Classical Thermodynamics
most physicists reduce thermodynamics to dynamics, thus explaining
(away) times (thermodynamic) arrow, Prigogine and others insist it should be
the converse. In any case, non-linear, non-equilibrium thermodynamics points to
4. Physics Topic: Thermodynamics, Chaos, and Complexity
Thermodynamics, Chaos, and Complexity
Classical thermodynamics is characterized by two laws: first,
the conservation of energy and secondly, the non-decrease of entropy
in closed systems isolated from their environment. Examples
5. Physics Topic: Physics and Cosmology in the 20th Century
classical thermodynamics , developed in the 19th century,
led to non-linear , non-equilibrium thermodynamics and its application
to systems showing the spontaneous emergence of order from chaos
(1960's - present).