The statistical thermodynamics of steady states

Wen Jer Tzeng, Chia-Chu Chen

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Abstract

Postulating the smoothness of the phase space distribution function, as done by Tuckerman et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 78 (1997) 2042], we show that the phase space density is conserved when a proper smooth geometrical factor (the Jacobian) can be defined and is correctly taken into account. As a result, many thermodynamic concepts can be carried over to characterize the non-equilibrium steady state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume246
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Sep 7

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In: Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, Vol. 246, No. 1-2, 07.09.1998, p. 52-54.

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