Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics: a solvable model

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Mazilu, I.
Williams, H. T.
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A two-temperature linear spin model is presented that allows an easily understandable introduction to non-equilibrium statistical physics. The model is one that includes the concepts that are typical of more realistic non-equilibrium models but that allows straightforward steady state solutions and, for small systems, development of the full time dependence for configuration probabilities. The model is easily accessible to upper-level undergraduate students, and also provides a good check for computer models of larger systems.
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Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics
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