## Stochastic measures and modular evolution in non-equilibrium thermodynamics (908)

### BibTeX

@MISC{Hernández-lemus908stochasticmeasures,

author = {Enrique Hernández-lemus and Jesús K. Estrada-gil},

title = {Stochastic measures and modular evolution in non-equilibrium thermodynamics},

year = {908}

}

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### Abstract

We present an application of the theory of stochastic processes to model and categorize non-equilibrium physical phenomena. The concepts of uniformly continuous probability measures and modular evolution lead to a systematic hierarchical structure for (physical) correlation functions and non-equilibrium thermodynamical potentials. It is proposed that macroscopic evolution equations (such as dynamic correlation functions) may be obtained from a non-equilibrium thermodynamical description, by using the fact that extended thermodynamical potentials belongs to a certain class of statistical systems whose probability distribution functions are defined by a stationary measure; although a measure which is, in general, different from the equilibrium Gibbs measure. These probability measures obey a certain hierarchy on its stochastic evolution towards the most probable (stationary) measure. This in turns defines a convergence sequence. We propose a formalism which considers the mesoscopic stage (typical of nonlocal dissipative processes such as the ones described by extended irreversible thermodynamics) as being governed by stochastic dynamics due to the effect of non-equilibrium fluctuations. Some applications of the formalism are described. Scope The paper is outlined as follows: Section 1 is a brief introduction to the problem of applying measure theoretical tools to the study of many-particle physical systems, also some recent developments in the field are mentioned. We sketch how the probability measures approach has been applied to equilibrium systems (states). In section 2 we present an extension of such method for the case of non-equilibrium systems (processes) by means of the Choquet-Meyer Theorem on continuous measures. In this section two propositions (2.1 and 2.3) are made in terms of non-equilibrium stochastic measures as how to deal with systems out of