Aspects of Self-Propulsion

Ganguly, C (2013) Aspects of Self-Propulsion. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

We present a formulation by which the uctuating thermodynamics for the case of self propelled particles can be calculated. We identify the rst law of thermodynamics from the context of energy conservation. Using the Detailed Fluctuation Theorem, we arrive at a denition of entropy.We apply this formalism to the Rayleigh Helmholtz and Energy Depot models of self propulsion. The formalism is extended to higher, namely two dimensions. In the last section, the possibility of phase coexistence in the many body problem of interacting self propelled particles and passive particles in an external harmonic trap is examined.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: TD82
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 06:19
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 08:57
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/831
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