We examine classical, transient fluctuation theorems within the unifying framework of Langevin dynamics. We explicitly distinguish between the effects of non-conservative forces that violate detailed balance, and non-autonomous dynamics arising from the variation of an external parameter. When both these sources of nonequilibrium behaviour are present, there naturally arise two distinct fluctuation theorems.
|Journal||Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2006|
- Driven diffusive systems (theory)
- Exact results
- Rigorous results in statistical mechanics