COMMENT: Comments on a derivation and application of the 'maximum entropy production' principle
Abstract
We show that (1) an error invalidates the derivation (Dewar 2005 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 38 L371) of the maximum entropy production (MaxEP) principle for systems far from equilibrium, for which the constitutive relations are nonlinear; and (2) the claim (Dewar 2003 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 36 631) that the phenomenon of 'selforganized criticality' is a consequence of MaxEP for slowly driven systems is unjustified.
 Publication:

Journal of Physics A Mathematical General
 Pub Date:
 August 2007
 DOI:
 10.1088/17518113/40/31/N01
 Bibcode:
 2007JPhA...40.9717G