Nonstatic Processes

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Nonstatic Processes

 

(in thermodynamics), physical processes that take place at a finite rate (not infinitely slowly, as do the quasi-static processes) and therefore are irreversible. In nonstatic processes each intermediate state of the system is a nonequilibrium state.

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