Archivi: FM: 06-11 (mp_arc 06-; cond-mat/06)
Author: Giovanni Gallavotti
Title: Microscopic chaos and macroscopic entropy in fluids
Abstract: In nonequilibrium thermodynamics ma\-cro\-scopic entropy creation plays an important role. Here we study, from various viewpoints, its relation with the phase space contraction, which has been recently proposed as an apparently alternative quantity. quantity.
Keywords: Entropy, Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics, Fluids, Navier-Stokes, Thermostats, Chaotic hypothesis
INFN, Universit\`a di Roma "La Sapienza",
P. A. Moro 2, 00185, Roma, Italy