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Title: Coarse-graining and thermodynamics in far-from-equilibrium systems
Author: Rubí Capaceti, José Miguel
Pérez Madrid, Agustín
Keywords: Termodinàmica del desequilibri
Física estadística
Processos estocàstics
Mecànica estadística del no equilibri
Nonequilibrium thermodynamics
Statistical physics
Stochastic processes
Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
Issue Date: 1-May-2013
Publisher: Jagiellonian University
Abstract: Lying at the core of statistical physics is the need to reduce the number of degrees of freedom in a system. Coarse-graining is a frequently-used procedure to bridge molecular modeling with experiments. In equilibrium systems, this task can be readily performed; however in systems outside equilibrium, a possible lack of equilibration of the eliminated degrees of freedom may lead to incomplete or even misleading descriptions. Here, we present some examples showing how an improper coarse-graining procedure may result in linear approaches to nonlinear processes, miscalculations of activation rates and violations of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.5506/APhysPolB.44.913
It is part of: Acta Physica Polonica B, 2013, vol. 44, num. 5, p. 913-923
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.5506/APhysPolB.44.913
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/52692
ISSN: 0587-4254
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Física de la Matèria Condensada)

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