Volume 16, Issue 5
The Physical Entropy of Single Conservation Laws

Gong-yan Lei

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J. Comp. Math., 16 (1998), pp. 437-444

Published online: 1998-10

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By means of the comparisons with the formulas in statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, in this paper it is demonstrated that for the single conservation law $\partial_{t} u + \partial_{x} f(u) = 0$, if the flux function $f (u)$ is convex (or concave), then, the physical entropy is $S = -f (u)$; Furthermore, if we assume this result can be generalized to any $f (u)$ with two order continuous derivative, from the thermodynamical principle that the local entropy production must be non-negative, one entropy inequality is derived, by which the O.A. Olejnik's famous E- condition can be explained successfully in physics.

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Conservation laws Entropy Entropy production

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Gong-yan Lei. (1970). The Physical Entropy of Single Conservation Laws. Journal of Computational Mathematics. 16 (5). 437-444. doi:
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