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fluctuation-dissipation theorem

The fluctuation-dissipation theorem (fluctuation-dissipation relation) is one of the central results of statistical mechanics. The original formulation is due Nyquist (1928) and proven by

  • H. B. Callen, T. A. Welton, Irreversibility and generalized noise, Physical Review. 83: 34 (1951) doi

The classical form is obtained from the linear response theory by Kubo.

  • Ryogo Kubo, The fluctuation-dissipation theorem, pdf

  • R. Kubo, M. Toda, Statistical physics I, II, Springer (see vol. II)

  • Robert Zwanzig, Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, Oxford University Press 2001

  • U.M.B. Marconi, A. Puglisi, L. Rondoni, A. Vulpiani, Fluctuation-dissipation: response theory in statistical physics, Physics Reports. 461 (4–6): 111–195 (2008)arXiv:0803.0719 doi

There are now generalizations in nonequilibrium thermodynamics.

  • G. N. Bochkov, Yu. E. Kuzovlev, Nonlinear fluctuation-dissipation relations and stochastic models in nonequilibrium thermodynamics: I. Generalized fluctuation-dissipation theorem, Physica A, 106: 443B (1991) doi

See also wikipedia: Jarzynski equality, fluctuation-dissipation theorem

See also azimuth: Effective thermodynamics for a marginal observer (2018) and articles listed therein, including M. Polettini, M. Esposito, Effective fluctuation and response theory, arxiv/1803.03552

Related nnLab entries include statistical physics, thermodynamics, stochastic process, Langevin equation, Brownian motion, white noise

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