Comments on a Derivation and Application of the "Maximum Entropy Production'' Principle

We show that: (1) an error invalidates the derivation (Dewar R C 2005 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 38 L371) of the "maximum entropy production" (MaxEP) principle for systems far from equilibrium, for which the constitutive relations are nonlinear; and (2) the claim (Dewar R 2003 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 36 631) that the phenomenon of "self-organized criticality" is a consequence of MaxEP for slowly driven systems is unjustified.

By: G. Grinstein; R. Linsker

Published in: Journal of Physics. A. Mathematical and Theoretical, volume 40, (no 31), pages 9717-9720 in 2007

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