 96167 Ruelle D.
 Positivity of entropy production in the presence of a random thermostat.
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May 4, 96

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Abstract. We study nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
in the presence of a thermostat acting by random forces, and propose a
formula for the rate of entropy production $e(\mu)$ in a state $\mu$.
When $\mu$ is a natural nonequilibrium steady state we show that
$e(\mu)\ge0$, and sometimes we can prove $e(\mu)>0$.
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