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?
- Ulrich Weiss,
*Quantum dissipative systems*, Series in modern condensed matter physics, vol. 10, 1992, 1999. - M. Razavy,
*Classical and quantum dissipative systems*, Imperial College Press, London, 2005. - R. P. Feynman, F. L. Vernon, Ann. Phys. (N.Y.) 24, 118 A963).
- B. Belchev, M.A. Walton,
*On Wigner functions and a damped star product in dissipative phase-space quantum mechanics*, Annals of Physics 324 (2009) 670–681

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