Thermodynamics and Fluctuations far from Equilibrium

  • John Ross

Part of the Springer Series in chemical physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 90)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thermodynamics and Fluctuations Far from Equilibrium

  3. Dissipation and Efficiency in Autonomous and Externally Forced Reactions, Including Several Biochemical Systems

  4. Stochastic Theory and Fluctuations in Systems Far from Equilibrium, Including Disordered Systems

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


This book deals with the formulation of the thermodynamics of chemical and other systems far from equilibrium, including connections to fluctuations. It contains applications to non-equilibrium stationary states and approaches to such states, systems with multiple stationary states, stability and equi-stability conditions, reaction diffusion systems, transport properties, and electrochemical systems. The theoretical treatment is complemented by experimental results to substantiate the formulation. Dissipation and efficiency are analyzed in autonomous and externally forced reactions, including several biochemical systems.


Diffusion Efficiency Far from equilibrium Fluctuations chemical reactions thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • John Ross
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryStanford University94305-5080StanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Consumer Packaged Goods