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ERIC Number: EJ901529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Jarzynski's Equality Illustrated by Simple Examples
Hijar, Humberto; Ortiz de Zarate, Jose M.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n5 p1097-1106 Sep 2010
The Jarzynski theorem is perhaps the most recently discovered simple general formula in elementary statistical physics. In this paper, written with a pedagogical aim, we illustrate the physical concepts under the Jarzynski and related results by a detailed calculation with a representative example. The physics of the model is sufficiently transparent so that it becomes suitable to incorporate in a general course of statistical physics. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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