The fluctuation theorem quantifies the distribution of reversible
and irreversible system trajectories, while the work relation
connects a weighted average of the work with the free energy
change for a system. Both are unusual in that they apply exactly
to non-equilibrium thermodynamic systems. The aim of this work is
to study the connection between these two theorems, both in
theory and application.
First, a general derivation of the fluctuation theorem and...[Show more]
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