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B Diffusion papers

  1. Jun 5, 2016 #1
    Are there any noteworthy papers that explain in detail why diffusion occurs, or suggest the reason for the existence of the second law of thermodynamics?
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  3. Jun 10, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Jun 10, 2016 #3


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    Diffusion and the second law of thermodynamics are both explained by statistical mechanics.

    Any standard textbook on statistical mechanics will cover the second law, and googling for "diffusion statistical mechanics" will find many good papers on diffusion. Unfortunately there's a fair amount of math involved.
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