Statistical Mechanics for Athermal Fluctuation: Non-Gaussian Noise in Physics By Kiyoshi Kanazawa
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 231 Pages | ISBN : 9811063303 | 10.96 MB
The author investigates athermal fluctuation from the viewpoints of statistical mechanics in this thesis. Stochastic methods are theoretically very powerful in describing fluctuation of thermodynamic quantities in small systems on the level of a single trajectory and have been recently developed on the basis of stochastic thermodynamics. This thesis proposes, for the first time, a systematic framework to describe athermal fluctuation, developing stochastic thermodynamics for non-Gaussian processes, while thermal fluctuations are mainly addressed from the viewpoint of Gaussian stochastic processes in most of the conventional studies.