Time-dependent fluctuation theorem

Emil Mittag*, Denis J. Evans

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    The fluctuation theorem (FT) applies to small systems observed for short times. It is found that FT is a generalization of the second law of thermodynamics. It gives the probability ratio that entropy will be consumed rather than produced for thermostated systems. A version of the FT is proposed that applies to thermostated dissipative systems which respond to time-dependent dissipative fields.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number026113
    Pages (from-to)261131-261135
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Issue number2 2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003


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