Microcanonical work and fluctuation relations for an open system: An exactly solvable model.

  title={Microcanonical work and fluctuation relations for an open system: An exactly solvable model.},
  author={Yiğit Subaşı and Christopher Jarzynski},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={88 4},
  • Y. SubaşıC. Jarzynski
  • Published 24 October 2013
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
We calculate the probability distribution of work for an exactly solvable model of a system interacting with its environment. The system of interest is a harmonic oscillator with a time-dependent control parameter, the environment is modeled by N-independent harmonic oscillators with arbitrary frequencies, and the system-environment coupling is bilinear and not necessarily weak. The initial conditions of the combined system and environment are sampled from a microcanonical distribution and the… 
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