In this paper Gyarmati's Governing Principle of Dissipative Processes is applied to magnetohydrodynamical systems. We get the usual form of the equations in the first part, and determine an unusual but a more general form in the second. We can see a new Seebeck-Peltier type term in the formulae. What is the most important, the variational formulation of the theory of MHD gives a possibility to use the direct methods of the variational calculus in case of actual problems.
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