### 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 language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 52-54 |

Number of pages | 3 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics |

Volume | 246 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1998 Sep 7 |

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*Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics*, vol. 246, no. 1-2, pp. 52-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00443-5

**The statistical thermodynamics of steady states.** / Tzeng, Wen Jer; Chen, Chia-Chu.

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PY - 1998/9/7

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