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Either a accomplished review and a remedy on the acceptable point of element, this textbook explains thermodynamics and generalizes the topic so it may be utilized to small nano- or biosystems, arbitrarily faraway from or with reference to equilibrium. additionally, nonequilibrium unfastened power theorems are lined with a rigorous exposition of every one. all through, the authors tension the actual innovations in addition to the mathematical derivations.
For researchers and scholars in physics, chemistry, fabrics technology and molecular biology, this can be a priceless textual content for postgraduate classes in statistical mechanics, thermodynamics and molecular simulations, whereas both serving as a reference for collage lecturers and researchers in those fields

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In Eq. 14), the fluctuating force ????th = (1∕Nth ) i=1 Si ????i , which ensures that the macroscopic momentum of the thermostatted particles is a constant of the motion, which we set to zero. The Nosé–Hoover thermostat adds a degree of freedom to the phase space of the system, and the extended phase space vector is ????∗ ≡ (????, ????). However, in order to simplify the notation, from here on we represent this implicitly using ????. Definition If in the absence of the thermostatting terms, the equations of motion preserve the phase space volume, Λad ≡ (????∕????????) ⋅ ????̇ ad = 0, and the system is said to satisfy the condition known as the adiabatic incompressibility of phase space or AI????, (Evans and Morriss, 1990).

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