Irreversibility


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Irreversibility

crossing the Rubicon
Caesar passes point of no return into Italy. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 941]
Humpty Dumpty
all the King’s men failed to reassemble him. [Nuns. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 40]
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We conclude from above that the viscous or friction effect irreversibility increases with increasing in Pr.
Multiscale Time Irreversibility Index in m-Dimensional Phase Space
To be sure, at this point a critical reader might perhaps object: "But the whole story that has been unfolded here--unpredictabilty, unwelcome consequences, irreversibility, presumption, pessimism, and the rest--is only old news.
With the help of this analysis, the magnitude of losses or irreversibility and their order of importance can be understood.
With regard to the exergy analysis, the components that provide greatest irreversibility were the generator, absorber and cooling tower.
Throughout the literature there is a consensus among researchers regarding the importance of five major subcomponents that make up the biological concept of death: the inevitability of death (living things must die eventually), the universality of death (it happens to all living things), the irreversibility of death (the dead cannot come back to life), the cessation or nonfunctionality of death (bodily processes cease to function), and the causation of death (characterized by a breakdown of bodily function; Slaughter & Griffiths, 2007).
Rodenhuis underlined its irreversibility and its inevitable consequences, defining digital revolution as a "permanent revolution": the circulation of more information, accessible to everyone; influencing research results and encouraging cooperation; being also a means to increase the visibility of information producers and a benefit used for cultural or commercial purposes.
red lines: deadlines beyond which Washington will not allow itself to be strung, as well as benchmark actions that would trigger a response, such as the further hardening of Iran's nuclear facilities to the point of invulnerability and, therefore, irreversibility.
The Commission questions the sustainability and irreversibility of the conducted reforms, adding that they have been conducted amid external pressure.
to the irreversibility of the euro and I think this will be recognised by all.
While for the principal oil producers in the region breakeven prices remain comfortably below prevailing market levels, the unrelenting rise in and the near irreversibility of government spending could expose the fiscal position to undue risk because of the historically high volatility of oil and gas prices.
inclusion of criteria other than potency in testing methods (toxicity, irreversibility, specificity, severity of effects); and 6.