# Advances in Chemical Physics, Vol. 140 by Stuart A. Rice

By Stuart A. Rice

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This conﬁrms that the even part of the steady-state probability distribution, Eq. (160), is correct since there is one, and only one, even exponent that is linear in Xr that will yield this result. In the case of mixed parity, it is expected that the steady-state probability distribution, Eq. (160), will remain valid, but the results in this section require clariﬁcation. Take, for example, the case of a subsystem with mobile charges on which is imposed crossed electric and magnetic ﬁelds. A steady current ﬂows in the direction of the electric ﬁeld, and an internal voltage is induced transverse to the electric ﬁeld such that there is no net transverse force or ﬂux (Hall effect).

Since x0 ðx; tÞ ¼ ÀQðtÞSx for t intermediate, the Markov procedure predicts for a long time interval Ã x0 ðx; tÞ ¼ ðÀQðtÃ ÞSÞt=t x; > tÃ t$ ð80Þ the second law of nonequilibrium thermodynamics 27 This can be written as an exponential decay with relaxation time tÃ = ln½ÀQðtÃ ÞS. III. NONLINEAR THERMODYNAMICS A. Quadratic Expansion In the nonlinear regime, the thermodynamic force remains formally deﬁned as the ﬁrst derivative of the ﬁrst entropy, XðxÞ ¼ qSð1Þ ðxÞ qx ð81Þ However, it is no longer a linear function of the displacement.

The exponent represents half the change in reservoir entropy during the transition. Such stochastic transition probabilities were originally used in equilibrium contexts [80, 81]. Half the difference between the ﬁnal and initial reservoir entropies that appears in the ﬁrst exponent is the same term as appears in Glauber or Kawasaki dynamics [75–78], where it guarantees detailed balance in the equilibrium context. The unconditional stochastic transition probability is reversible, 0 00 0 00 0 Ãr ðG00jG0;XrÞ}ss ðG0jXrÞ¼ÂÁ ðjG00ÀG0 jÞeÀ½x Àx ÁXr =2kB e½xÁÀxÁÁXr =2kB ¼ ÂÁ ðjG00 ÀG0 jÞeÀ½x 00 þx0 ÁXr =2kB ½x00Á þx0Á ÁXr =2kB ¼ Ãr ðG0 jG00 ;Xr Þ}ss ðG00 jXr Þ e 0 eÀx ÁXr =kB exÁ ÁXr =kB Zss ðXr Þ 1 Zss ðXr Þ ð172Þ This is reasonable, since the arrow of time is provided by the adiabatic evolution of the subsystem in the intermediate regime.