Entropic forces in Brownian motion

  title={Entropic forces in Brownian motion},
  author={Nico Roos},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • N. Roos
  • Published 30 July 2013
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • American Journal of Physics
Interest in the concept of entropic forces has risen considerably since Verlinde proposed in 2011 to interpret the force in Newton's second law and gravity as entropic forces. Brownian motion—the motion of a small particle (pollen) driven by random impulses from the surrounding molecules—may be the first example of a stochastic process in which such forces are expected to emerge. In this article, it is shown that at least two types of entropic force can be identified in three-dimensional… 

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