The thermodynamic implications of continued fraction expansions of transport coefficients or memory functions are analysed. A generalized nonequilibrium entropy function is proposed which is compatible with such developments. In the particular case of an exponential memory function, the present formalism reduces to previous versions of the so-called extended irreversible thermodynamics. © 1989.
|Journal||Physics Letters A|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jan 1989|