Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Measures of trajectory ensemble disparity in nonequilibrium statistical dynamics
- Author(s): Crooks, Gavin
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1088/1742-5468/2011/06/P06003
Many interesting divergence measures between conjugate ensembles of nonequilibrium trajectories can be experimentally determined from the work distribution of the process. Herein, we review the statistical and physical significance of several of these measures, in particular the relative entropy (dissipation), Jeffreys divergence (hysteresis), Jensen-Shannon divergence (time-asymmetry), Chernoff divergence (work cumulant generating function), and Renyi divergence.