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

@article{Suba2013MicrocanonicalWA, 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}, year={2013}, volume={88 4}, pages={ 042136 } }

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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