Ito, Stratonovich, Hänggi and all the rest: The thermodynamics of interpretation

  title={Ito, Stratonovich, H{\"a}nggi and all the rest: The thermodynamics of interpretation},
  author={Igor M. Sokolov},
To elucidate a question of the necessity and thermodynamical meaning of the interpretation of Langevin’s equations with multiplicative nose, we considered a simple model of particle diffusion in a slowly modulated periodic potential in the low-temperature limit. Our main point is to clarify, what kind of interpretation is appropriate to describe the situation under different types of modulation within the Langevin scheme. The existence of a free interpretation parameter α is a necessity… CONTINUE READING