Fundamentals of classical statistical thermodynamics
dissipation, relaxation, and fluctuation theorems
Evans, Denis J.
creator
author
Searles, Debra J.
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Williams, Stephen R.
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text
bibliography
enk
Weinheim
Wiley-VCH
©2016
2008
monographic
eng
xiii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Both a comprehensive overview and a treatment at the appropriate level of detail, this textbook explains thermodynamics and generalizes the subject so it can be applied to small nano- or biosystems, arbitrarily far from or close to equilibrium. In addition, nonequilibrium free energy theorems are covered with a rigorous exposition of each one.
1. Introduction --
2. Introduction to time-reversible, thermostatted dynamical systems, and statistical mechanical ensembles --
3. The Evans-Searles fluctuation theorem --
4. The dissipation theorem --
5. Equilibrium relaxation theorems --
6. Nonequilibrium steady states --
7. Applications of the fluctuation, dissipation, and relaxation theorems --
8. Nonequilibrium work relations, the Clausius inequality, and equilibrium thermodynamics --
9. Causality.
Denis J. Evans, Debra J. Searles, and Stephen R. Williams.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Statistical thermodynamics
536.7 Ev92
9783527410736
ISI Library
070917
20180102155732.0
138054