Recently van Zon and Cohen [1-3] proposed an extension of the fluctuation theorems (FTs) of Evans and Searles . For dissipative nonequilibrium systems, Cohen and van Zon studied the fluctuations of the heat absorbed Qt, over a period of time t, by a surrounding thermostat. They showed theoretically that for thermostatted systems their extension does not exhibit the standard form expected for FTs and Pr(βQt = -A)/Pr(βQt = -A) ≠ exp [A]. In the present paper we show that for thermostatted...[Show more]
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