Statistics of Entropy Production in Linearized Stochastic Systems
Abstract
We consider a wide class of linear stochastic problems driven off the equilibrium by a multiplicative asymmetric force. The force breaks detailed balance, maintained otherwise, thus producing entropy. The large deviation function of the entropy production in the system is calculated explicitly. The general result is illustrated using an example of a polymer immersed in a gradient flow and subject to thermal fluctuations.
 Publication:

Physical Review Letters
 Pub Date:
 May 2007
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.180603
 arXiv:
 arXiv:nlin/0609051
 Bibcode:
 2007PhRvL..98r0603T
 Keywords:

 05.70.Ln;
 05.10.Gg;
 83.80.Rs;
 Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics;
 Stochastic analysis methods;
 Polymer solutions;
 Nonlinear Sciences  Chaotic Dynamics;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics
 EPrint:
 4 pages, 1 figure