## Nonequilibrium Statistcal Mechanics and Thermodynamics

*11 Aug 2015 13:33*

In equilibrium, we can use functions of states --- free energies, thermodynamic potentials --- to determine the most probable state. In fact, we can even determine the probability of arbitrary states. Out of equilibrium, it would seem that the natural generalization would be to use a functional of a sequence of states, of a trajectory, to determine the probability of trajectories. In the case of small, linear deviations from equilibrium, the Onsager-Machlup (or Onsager-Rayleigh) "action" gives us such a functional of trajectories. What works far from equilibrium? In equilibrium, one can link the thermodynamic potentials to functions which specify the rate of decay of large deviations, and this is still true out of equilibrium (see, e.g., Touchette's great review paper), but this is more of a mathematical result than a "physical" one.

Here's an argument for the ubiquity of effective actions. Markov processes
have Gibbs distributions over sequences of states, and Gibbs distributions,
just by definition, arise from an effective action. Many nonequilibrium
systems can be described by Markov processes (say, deterministic trajectory
plus noise). But I'd go further and argue that *every* nonequilbrium
system can be represented as a Markov process --- that if you haven't found
one, you're not looking hard enough. (That argument's in
a separate paper.) So it
should *always* be possible to find an effective action. But this
doesn't establish that there should be a common form for these actions across
different systems, which is what e.g., Keizer and Woo (separately) claim.

Are there universal criteria for the stability of non-equilibrium steady states, or must be actually investigate entire paths? Landauer argued for the latter, convincingly to my mind, but I need to learn more here.

Approach to equilibrium doesn't interest me so much as sustained non-equilibrium situations, but like everybody else I suppose they're strongly connected. Fluctuation-dissipation results are accordingly interesting, especially ones which do not assume nearness to equilibrium. The Evans-Searles fluctuation theorem, which is well-supported by experiments (see e.g. the Carberry et al. paper) is extremely interesting.

I should try to explain some ideas about the role of smooth dynamical systems in the statistical mechanics here, but anyone who's geeky enough to be interested really ought to read Ruelle's review article rather than listen to me, and, after that, Dorfman's book.

See also Pattern Formation; Self-organization; Self-organized Critcality; Statistical Mechanics; Foundatons of Statisticcal Mechanics; Ilya Prigogine; Stochastic Processes; Interacting Particle Systems; Large Deviations; Fluctuation-Response Relations

- Recommended:
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= Journal of
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**72**(2005): 036130 - Hyung-June Woo, "Statistics of nonequilibrium trajectories and
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- Modesty forbids me to recommend:
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- To read:
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**75**(2007): 031120 - Eric Bertin, Olivier Dauchot, Michel Droz, "Definition and
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**94**(2005): 030601 = cond-mat/0407161 - "Towards a Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics: A Self-Contained Macroscopic Description of Driven Diffusive Systems", Journal of Statistical Physics
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**75**(2007): 031109 - M. E. Cates and M. R. Evans (eds.), Soft and Fragile Matter: Nonequilibrium Dynamics, Metastability and Flow
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- Massimo Falcioni, Luigi Palatella, Simone Pigolotti, Lamberto Rondoni and Angelo Vulpiani, "Boltzmann entropy and chaos in a large assembly of weakly interacting systems", nlin.CD/0507038
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- J. Galvao Ramos, Aurea R. Vasconcellos and Roberto Luzzi, "Nonlinear Higher-Order Thermo-Hydrodynamics II: Illustrative Examples", cond-mat/0412231
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- To write someday, when I'd understand it:
- "Variational Principles in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics"