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Fluctuations of dynamic systems

Reid, James

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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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Date published: 2006
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116146

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