Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems

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Title

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems

Subject

Physics (General)

Description

A challenging frontier in modern statistical physics concerns systems with a small number of degrees of freedom, far from the thermodynamic limit. Beyond the general interest in the foundation of statistical mechanics, the relevance of this subject is due to the recent increase of resolution in the observation and manipulation of biological and man-made objects at micro- and nano-scales. A peculiar feature of small systems is the role played by fluctuations, which cannot be neglected and are responsible for many non-trivial behaviors. The study of fluctuations of thermodynamic quantities, such as energy or entropy, goes back to Einstein, Onsager, and Kubo; more recently, interest in this matter has grown with the establishment of new fluctuation–dissipation relations, and of so-called stochastic thermodynamics.

Creator

Andrea Puglisi (Ed.) --- Alessandro Sarracino (Ed.) --- Angelo Vulpiani (Ed.)

Source

https://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/740

Publisher

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Date

2018

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

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Citation

Andrea Puglisi (Ed.) --- Alessandro Sarracino (Ed.) --- Angelo Vulpiani (Ed.), “Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - Unsyiah Library, accessed October 2, 2022, http://uilis.unsyiah.ac.id/oer/items/show/4983.

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