Volume 111, Issue 13, 01 October 1999
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Comment on “Remarks on the information entropy maximization method and extended thermodynamics” [J. Chem. Phys. 108, 5834 (1998)]111(1999); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.479910View Description Hide Description
By making the short-correlation-time and short-correlation-distance approximations, we show how the Liouville equation can be used to produce a theory that describes ireversible processes even though the equation is invariant under time reversal. Thus B. C. Eu’s claims about the consistency of the equations of motion formalism in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics are not well supported.
Response to “Comment on ‘Remarks on the information entropy maximization method and extended thermodynamics’ ” [J. Chem. Phys. 111, 6144 (1999)]111(1999); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.479911View Description Hide Description
In this reply to B. Robertson’s comment on the paper published in J. Chem. Phys. [108, 5834 (1998)], the author points out that Robertson’s assertion made in his comment is not based on rigorous mathematical proofs on the entropy production and associated quantities that characterize the energy dissipation in nonequilibrium systems. His claimed proofs, in fact, are no proofs at all. Therefore he has not shown that the Robertson projection method gives rise to a theory of irreversible processes consistent with the thermodynamic laws. An error, which is irrelevant to the basic conclusions in the aforementioned paper by the present author, is also acknowledged.
Comment on “Fine and magnetic hyperfine structure in the and states of yttrium monoxide” [J. Chem. Phys. 88, 598 (1988)]111(1999); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.479913View Description Hide Description
It is pointed out that a factor of 2 was omitted from the formula for the spin-rotation parameter of a electronic state in the above reference. The values of in the ground states of YO and isoelectronic or isovalent molecules are discussed in terms of contributions from various excited states.