Title

Reply to "Comment on 'Energy balance for a dissipative system"

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

In a Comment by I. R. Senitzky [Phys. Rev. E 51, 5166 (1995)] on a recent paper by Li et al. [Phys. Rev. E 48, 1547 (1993)] dealing with energy balance for an oscillator coupled with a heat bath, it is claimed that the formula given there for the power supplied to the oscillator by the bath, while formally correct, is misleading, since it does not vanish at absolute zero. In reply, it is pointed out that different parts of the physical system, which is the oscillator plus the bath plus their coupling, can and do exchange energy, even at absolute zero. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review E

First Page

5169

Last Page

5171

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