Biology / Medicine
May 9, 2020
Coevolution, Prigogine theorem, entropy production
The formal consideration of the concept of interaction in thermodynamic analysis makes it possible to deduce, in the broadest terms, new results related to the coevolution of interacting systems, irrespective of their distance from thermodynamic equilibrium. In this paper I prove the existence of privileged coevolution trajectories characterized by the minimum joint production of internal entropy, a conclusion that extends Prigogine theorem to systems evolving far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Along these trajectories of minimum internal entropy production one of the system goes always ahead of the other with respect to equilibrium.