Spectral Theory of Thermal Relaxation

  title={Spectral Theory of Thermal Relaxation},
  author={Vojkan Jaksic and Claude-Alain Pillet},
We review some results obtained in a recent series of papers on thermal relaxation in classical and quantum dissipative systems. We consider models where a small system S , with a finite number of degrees of freedom, interacts with a large environment R in thermal equilibrium at positive temperature T . The zeroth law of thermodynamics postulates that… CONTINUE READING