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On the asymptotic convergence of the transient and steady-state fluctuation theorems

Ayton, Gary; Evans, Denis

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Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations are used to demonstrate the asymptotic convergence of the transient and steady-state forms of the fluctuation theorem. In the case of planar Poiseuille flow, we find that the transient form, valid for all times, converges to the steady-state predictions on microscopic time scales. Further, we find that the time of convergence for the two theorems coincides with the time required for satisfaction of the asymptotic steady-state fluctuation theorem.

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/93737
Source: Journal of Statistical Physics

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