Fluctuation, Dissipation and the Arrow of Time

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8945
Author(s):
Campisi, Michele; Hänggi, Peter
preprint description
The recent development of the theory of fluctuation relations has led to new insights into the ever-lasting question of how irreversible behavior emerges from time-reversal symmetric microscopic dynamics. We provide an introduction to fluctuation relations, examine their relation to dissipation and discuss their impact on the arrow of time question.