Title 



Fluctuations of intensive quantities in statistical thermodynamics


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Abstract 



In phenomenological thermodynamics, the canonical coordinates of a physical system split in pairs, with each pair consisting of an extensive quantity and an intensive one. In the present paper, the quasithermodynamic fluctuation theory of a model system of a large number of oscillators is extended to statistical thermodynamics based on the idea of perceiving the fluctuations of intensive variables as the fluctuations of specific extensive ones in a "thermodynamically dual" system. The extension is motivated by the symmetry of the problem in the context of an analogy with quantum mechanics, which is stated in terms of a generalized Pauli problem for the thermodynamic fluctuations. The doubled Boltzmann constant divided by the number of particles plays a similar role as the Planck constant.  

Language 



English


Source (journal) 



Entropy: an international and interdisciplinary journal of entropy and information studies.   

Publication 



2013


ISSN 



10994300


Volume/pages 



15:11(2013), p. 48894908


ISI 



000328487400017


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