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Chapter 2

Fluctuating Hydrodynamics and Fluctuation–Dissipation Theorem in Equilibrium Systems

Non-equilibrium thermodynamics is not only a theory of transport, fluxes and associated thermodynamic forces, but also yields a theory of thermodynamic fluctuations. In this chapter we present a brief summary of fluctuating hydrodynamics, which is the extension of linear non-equilibrium thermodynamics to deal with thermal fluctuation phenomena. At the core of fluctuating hydrodynamics is the fluctuation–dissipation theorem.

Print publication date: 16 Oct 2015
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-024-2
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-254-3
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-736-4