In thermodynamics, Prigoginean thermodynamics is an oft used synonym for the branch of thermodynamics developed, during the years 1945 to 1985, by Belgian chemist Ilya Prigogine, of the Brussels school.  The essential outline of Prigoginean thermodynamics, as it is used presently, is contained in the 1955 Introduction to Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes and the 1977 Self-Organization in Non-Equilibrium Systems: From Dissipative Structures to Order Through Fluctuations.  Prigoginean thermodynamics is often referred to, in other synonymous terms, as open systems thermodynamics, thermodynamics of irreversible phenomenon, far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, Prigoginean nonequilibrium thermodynamics, among others. Subjects include the topics "bifurcations" of "fluctuations".
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