# Work fluctuation and total entropy production in nonequilibrium processes.

@article{Funo2016WorkFA, title={Work fluctuation and total entropy production in nonequilibrium processes.}, author={Ken Funo and Tomohiro Shitara and Masahito Ueda}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2016}, volume={94 6-1}, pages={ 062112 } }

Work fluctuation and total entropy production play crucial roles in small thermodynamic systems subject to large thermal fluctuations. We investigate a trade-off relation between them in a nonequilibrium situation in which a system starts from an arbitrary nonequilibrium state. We apply a variational method to study this problem and find a stationary solution against variations over protocols that describe the time dependence of the Hamiltonian of the system. Using the stationary solution, we…

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