Title:
Towards the unified non-classical physics: account for quantum
fluctuations in equilibrium thermodynamics via the effective temperature
Authors:
Yu.G.Rudoy (People's Friendship University,117198, 6 Mikluho-Maklaya Str., Moscow, Russia) , | |
A.D.Sukhanov (People's Friendship University,117198, 6 Mikluho-Maklaya Str., Moscow, Russia) |
The concept of effective temperature (ET) T^{*}(T_{0} , T) is used in order to approximately ``quantize'' the thermodynamic functions of the dynamical object which is in the thermal equilibrium with thermal bath being at constant temperature T (T_{0}=E_{0} /k_{B}), where E_{0} is the ground-state energy, k_{B} - Boltzmann constant, is the characteristic ``quantum'' temperature of the system itself). On these grounds the extensive comparative investigation is carried out for the ``standard model'' of statistical mechanics -- the one-dimensional harmonic oscillator (HO). Three well-known approaches are considered and their thermodynamic consequences thoroughly studied. These are: the exact quantum, or non-classical Planck-Einstein approach, intermediate, or semiclassical Bloch-Wigner approach and, finally, the pure classical, or Maxwell-Boltzmann approach.
Key words:
equilibrium thermodynamics, effective temperature, quantum fluctuations
PACS:
05.70.-a, 05.30.-d, 05.40.-a
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