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A thermodynamical theory for nonequilibrium systems

A thermodynamical theory for nonequilibrium systems

This video was recorded at Workshop on Statistical Physics of Inference and Control Theory, Granada 2012. We present "physical theory" for a certain class of thermodynamic systems out of equilibrium, which is founded on and supported by the analysis of a large family of stochastic microscopic models. We describe the non-equilibrium stationary states, and the non-equilibrium free energy of the system. and we examine the situation in which a stationary state is driven to another stationary state by varying the external parameters on the macroscopic time scale.


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