Fluctuation and dissipation of work in a Joule experiment

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  • We elucidate the connection between various fluctuation theorems by a microcanonical version of the Crooks relation. We derive the microscopically exact expression for the work distribution in an idealized Joule experiment, namely, for a convex object moving at constant speed through an ideal gas. Analytic results are compared with molecular dynamics simulations of a hard disk gas. © 2006 The American Physical Society.
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  • Cleuren B; Van Den Broeck C; Kawai R
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  • 96
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  • 5