# On microscopic origins of generalized gradient structures

@article{Liero2015OnMO, title={On microscopic origins of generalized gradient structures}, author={Matthias Liero and Alexander Mielke and Mark A. Peletier and D. R. Michiel Renger}, journal={arXiv: Analysis of PDEs}, year={2015} }

Classical gradient systems have a linear relation between rates and driving forces. In generalized gradient systems we allow for arbitrary relations derived from general non-quadratic dissipation potentials. This paper describes two natural origins for these structures.
A first microscopic origin of generalized gradient structures is given by the theory of large-deviation principles. While Markovian diffusion processes lead to classical gradient structures, Poissonian jump processes give rise…

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