# Zoran Skoda dissipation

Dissipation is a physical process in which the system under consideration looses its energy. One can think of such a system as being open; in other words, the energy “leaks” externally or into forms not being in the model. For example, a mechanical system looses energy by friction. The heat which is produced is not accounted for in a purely mechanical model.

• related $n$Lab entries include Langevin equation?
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