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Maximum entropy production and the fluctuation theorem

Dewar, Roderick


Recently the author used an information theoretical formulation of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics (MaxEnt) to derive the fluctuation theorem (FT) concerning the probability of second law violating phase-space paths. A less rigorous argument leading to the variational principle of maximum entropy production (MEP) was also given. Here a more rigorous and general mathematical derivation of MEP from MaxEnt is presented, and the relationship between MEP and the FT is thereby clarified....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
DOI: 10.1088/0305-4470/38/21/L01


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