Jarzynski equality for the Jepsen gas

Academic Article


  • We illustrate the Jarzynski equality on the exactly solvable model of an ideal gas in uniform expansion or compression. The analytical results for the probability density P(W) of the work W performed by the gas are compared with the results of molecular dynamics simulations for a two-dimensional dilute gas of hard spheres, a prototype for a real, slightly non-ideal gas. © EDP Sciences.
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  • EPL  Journal
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    Author List

  • Bena I; Van Den Broeck C; Kawai R
  • Start Page

  • 879
  • End Page

  • 885
  • Volume

  • 71
  • Issue

  • 6