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dc.contributor.authorReid, J.
dc.contributor.authorCarberry, D.
dc.contributor.authorWang, G.
dc.contributor.authorSevick, E.
dc.contributor.authorJ. Evans, Denis
dc.contributor.editorGary S. Grest, Margaret Malloy
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T17:00:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T17:00:45Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.modified2009-12-10T08:50:18Z
dc.identifier.issn15393755
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevE.70.016111
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27325
dc.description.abstractThe fluctuation theorem (FT) describes how a system's thermodynamic irreversibility develops in time from a completely thermodynamically reversible system at short observation times, to a thermodynamically irreversible one at infinitely long times. In this paper, we present a general definition of the dissipation function Vt, the quantitative argument in the fluctuation theorem (FT), that is a measure of a system's irreversibility. Originally cast for deterministic systems, we demonstrate, through the example of two recent experiments, that the dissipation function can be defined for stochastic systems. While the ensemble average of Vt is positive definite irrespective of the system for which it is constructed, different expressions for Vt can arise in stochastic and deterministic systems. Moreover, within the stochastic framework, Vt is not unique. Nevertheless, each of these expressions for Vt satisfies the FT.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto9
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPhysical Review E
dc.relation.ispartofvolume70
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMathematical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode01
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode02
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.titleReversibility in nonequilibrium trajectories of an optically trapped particle
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorReid, James C.


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