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An Investigation Into the Significance of Dissipation in Statistical Mechanics

Petersen, Charlotte Frances


The dissipation function is a key quantity in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. It was originally derived for use in the Evans-Searles Fluctuation Theorem, which quantitatively describes thermal fluctuations in nonequilibrium systems. It is now the subject of a number of other exact results, including the Dissipation Theorem, describing the evolution of a system in time, and the Relaxation Theorem, proving the ubiquitous phenomena of relaxation to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d76378a139a1


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