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Abstract: We discuss the structure and main features of the nonlinear evolutionequation proposed by this author as the fundamental dynamical law within theframework of Quantum Thermodynamics. The nonlinear equation generates adynamical group providing a unique deterministic description of irreversible,conservative relaxation towards equilibrium from any non-equilibrium state, andsatisfies a very restrictive stability requirement equivalent toHatsopoulos-Keenan statement of the second law of thermodynamics. Here, weemphasize its mathematical structure and its applicability also within othercontexts, such as Classical and Quantum Statistical Mechanics, and InformationTheory.



Author: Gian Paolo Beretta

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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