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Time asymmetry in a dynamical model of the one-dimensional ideal gas
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10.1119/1.2973043
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Fig. 1.

Schematic of the system for a single atom: shown are the wall, atom, and piston at positions 0, , and . The velocities of the atom and piston are and .

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Fig. 2.

Entropy per atom versus the time : (a) initial state randomly chosen from the entire state space; (b) initial state randomly chosen from the subspace .

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Fig. 3.

Momentum distribution of the atoms after starting in state and evolving the system to time : (a) , (b) , and (c) . For comparison, the Maxwell distribution is also plotted on each graph.

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Fig. 4.

Periodic oscillations of the piston: shown is versus the time . The points are from a simulation of the model; the solid line is the theoretical prediction.

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