Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 61, Issue 3–4, pp 713–722 | Cite as

Generalized Langevin equations with time-dependent temperature

  • J. J. Brey
  • J. Casado


A generalized Langevin equation describing the evolution of a particle in a heat bath with a time-dependent temperature is derived for a simple model. The temperature is controlled by introducing dissipative terms in the dynamical equations of the heat bath particles. The Langevin equation contains a term that is specifically associated with the variation of the temperature.

Key words

Langevin equations time-dependent temperature heating and cooling processes 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Brey
    • 1
  • J. Casado
    • 1
  1. 1.Fisica TeóricaUniversidad de SevillaSevilleSpain

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