Fluctuation relation for heat engines

  title={Fluctuation relation for heat engines},
  author={Nikolai A. Sinitsyn},
  journal={Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical},
  • N. Sinitsyn
  • Published 7 October 2011
  • Physics, Engineering
  • Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
We derive the exact equality, referred to as the fluctuation relation for heat engines (FRHE), that relates statistics of heat extracted from one of the two heat baths and the work per one cycle of a heat engine operation. Carnot’s inequality of classical thermodynamics follows as a direct consequence of the FRHE. 

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