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Dissipation and the relaxation to equilibrium

Evans, Denis; Searles, Debra; Williams, Stephen

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Using the recently derived dissipation theorem and a corollary of the transient fluctuation theorem (TFT), namely the second-law inequality, we derive the unique time independent, equilibrium phase space distribution function for an ergodic Hamiltonian system in contact with a remote heat bath. We prove under very general conditions that any deviation from this equilibrium distribution breaks the time independence of the distribution. Provided temporal correlations decay, we show that any...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57158
Source: Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
DOI: 10.1088/1742-5468/2009/07/P07029

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