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A Minimal Dissipation Type-Based Classification in Irreversible Thermodynamics and Microeconomics


  • A. M. Tsirlin
  • Valdimir Kazakov
  • N. A. Kolinko


We formulate the problem of finding classes of kinetic dependencies in irreversible thermodynamic and microeconomic systems for which minimal dissipation processes belong to the same type. We show that this problem is an inverse optimal control problem and solve it. The commonality of this problem in irreversible thermodynamics and microeconomics is emphasized.

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  • A. M. Tsirlin & Valdimir Kazakov & N. A. Kolinko, 2003. "A Minimal Dissipation Type-Based Classification in Irreversible Thermodynamics and Microeconomics," Research Paper Series 104, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Handle: RePEc:uts:rpaper:104

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    1. Li, Jun & Chen, Lingen & Sun, Fengrui, 2007. "Optimal configuration of a class of endoreversible heat-engines for maximum power-output with linear phenomenological heat-transfer law," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 84(9), pages 944-957, September.
    2. Anatoly M. Tsirlin & Vladimir Kazakov, 2006. "Optimal Processes in Irreversible Microeconomics," Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems - scientific journal, Croatian Interdisciplinary Society Provider Homepage:, vol. 4(2), pages 102-123.

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