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This book introduces and discusses both the fundamental aspects and the measurability of applications of time-symmetric kinetic quantities, outlining the features that constitute the non-dissipative branch of non-equilibrium physics.
These specific features of non-equilibrium dynamics have largely been ignored in standard statistical mechanics texts. This introductory-level book offers novel material that does not take the traditional line of extending standard thermodynamics to the irreversible domain.
It shows that although stationary dissipation is essentially equivalent with steady non-equilibrium and ubiquitous in complex phenomena, non-equilibrium is not determined solely by the time-antisymmetric sector of energy-entropy considerations. While this should not be very surprising, this book provides timely, simple reminders of the role of time-symmetric and kinetic aspects in the construction of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
time-symmetric kinetic quantities Negative differential conductivity Active Brownian particles Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics Time-symmetric observables in statistical physics Boltzmann H-theorem
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67780-4
- Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-67779-8
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-67780-4
- Series Print ISSN 2191-5326
- Series Online ISSN 2191-5334
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