Nonequilibrium entropy and the second law of thermodynamics: A simple illustration

D. Jou, J. Casas-Vázquez, G. Lebon

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The objective of this paper is twofold: first, to examine how the concepts of extended irreversible thermodynamics are related to the notion of accompanying equilibrium state introduced by Kestin; second, to compare the behavior of both the classical local equilibrium entropy and that used in extended irreversible thermodynamics. Whereas the former does not show a monotonie increase, the latter exhibits a steady increase during the heat transfer process; therefore it is more suitable than the former one to cope with the approach to equilibrium in the presence of thermal waves. © 1993 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-683
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1993


  • accompanying state
  • extended irreversible thermodynamics
  • heat transport
  • second law of thermodynamics


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