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The Fluctuation Theorem for Stochastic Systems

Evans, Denis; Searles, Debra J


The Fluctuation Theorem describes the probability ratio of observing trajectories that satisfy or violate the second law of thermodynamics. It has been proved in a number of different ways for thermostatted deterministic nonequilibrium systems. In the present paper we show that the Fluctuation Theorem is also valid for a class of stochastic nonequilibrium systems. The Theorem is therefore not reliant on the reversibility or the determinism of the underlying dynamics. Numerical tests verify the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E


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