Measuring thermodynamic length.

  title={Measuring thermodynamic length.},
  author={Gavin E. Crooks},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={99 10},
  • G. Crooks
  • Published 4 June 2007
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
Thermodynamic length is a metric distance between equilibrium thermodynamic states. Among other interesting properties, this metric asymptotically bounds the dissipation induced by a finite time transformation of a thermodynamic system. It is also connected to the Jensen-Shannon divergence, Fisher information, and Rao's entropy differential metric. Therefore, thermodynamic length is of central interest in understanding matter out of equilibrium. In this Letter, we will consider how to define… Expand
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