- Conference date: 29-31 July 2002
- Location: San Diego, California (USA)
It is possible for a pseudo‐equilibrium to be achieved locally even if conservation laws or dissipative processes prevent the establishment of thermal equilibrium globally. Thus, in general, there is no compelling reason to expect the Second Law to apply globally ‐ although it generally does. We illustrate using some toy‐model examples that are simple to work out.
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