Optimal paths and irreversibility

Millonas, Mark
October 1997
Nature;10/2/1997, Vol. 389 Issue 6650, p441
Academic Journal
Describes research which illustrated large, rare fluctuations in systems. Research by Luchinsky and McClintock in the October 2, 1997 edition of `Nature'; Difficulties in producing a theory for understanding fluctuating nonequilibrium systems; Understanding the theory of large fluctuations; Experimental method; System singularities and unexpected phenomena; Chaos in nonlinear dynamical systems; Remaining problems.


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