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Fluctuations Relations for Nonequilibrium Systems

Searles, Debra; Evans, Denis


Fluctuation relations have been developed over the past decade, which describe the statistical fluctuations in time-averaged properties of many-particle, nonequilibrium systems such as fluids. The fluctuation theorems show how thermodynamic irreversibility emerges from the time-reversible dynamics of the constituent molecules, and are thus of fundamental importance. The relationships also make quantitative predictions on fluctuations in small systems that are monitored over short periods, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1071/CH04115


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