Irreversible Processes in Physical Theory

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PROF. K. R. POPPER1, in several communications on the nature of irreversible processes, has formulated the idea that the irreversibility of a simple physical process arises from the causal impossibility of arranging for coherence between the independent oscillators required for the operation which is the inverse of that process.

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    Popper, K. R., Nature, 177, 538; 178, 382 (1956); 179, 1297 (1957).

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    Hill, E. L., and Grünbaum, A., Nature, 179, 1296 (1957).

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    Bosworth, R. C. L., “Transport Processes in Applied Chemistry”, 158 (Pitman, 1956).

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BOSWORTH, R. Irreversible Processes in Physical Theory. Nature 181, 402 (1958) doi:10.1038/181402a0

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