# Difference between revisions of "Jarzynski equality"

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The '''Jarzynski equality''' is also known as the ''work relation'' or ''non-equilibrium work relation''. | The '''Jarzynski equality''' is also known as the ''work relation'' or ''non-equilibrium work relation''. | ||

− | + | According to it, the ''equilibrium'' free energy of a process, <math>\Delta G</math>, can be reconstructed by averaging the external work, <math>W</math>, performed in many nonequilibrium realizations of the process: | |

:<math>\exp \left( \frac{-\Delta G}{k_BT}\right)= \left\langle \exp \left( \frac{-W}{k_BT} \right) \right\rangle</math> | :<math>\exp \left( \frac{-\Delta G}{k_BT}\right)= \left\langle \exp \left( \frac{-W}{k_BT} \right) \right\rangle</math> | ||

==References== | ==References== |

## Revision as of 16:54, 4 February 2008

The **Jarzynski equality** is also known as the *work relation* or *non-equilibrium work relation*.
According to it, the *equilibrium* free energy of a process, , can be reconstructed by averaging the external work, , performed in many nonequilibrium realizations of the process: