Volume 119, Number 2, July 2017
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||20 September 2017|
Discrete-time thermodynamic uncertainty relation
Hasselt University - B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Received: 23 August 2017
Accepted: 8 September 2017
We generalize the thermodynamic uncertainty relation, providing an entropic upper bound for average fluxes in time-continuous steady-state systems (Gingrich T. R. et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 116 (2016) 120601), to time-discrete Markov chains and to systems under time-symmetric, periodic driving.
PACS: 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics / 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion
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