Feynman's Ratchet and Pawl
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- Magnasco, M.O. & Stolovitzky, G. Journal of Statistical Physics (1998) 93: 615. doi:10.1023/B:JOSS.0000033245.43421.14
While many papers in the last few years have dealt with various equations euphemistically called “ratchets,” the original Feyman two-temperature setup has been left largely unchallenged. We present here a look at the details of how this famous engine actually generates motion from a temperature difference.