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This question is a little too big, entire text books have been written to answer it. A standard reference is van Kampen, Stochastic processes in physics and chemistry. Roughly speaking, for a Markov process Master equation -> Kramers-Moyal expansion -> Fokker-Planck equation where the master equation gives the microscopic probabilistic rule for ...


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A thermodynamic process is called reversible if an infinitesimal change of the external conditions is capable of reversing the process. A thermodynamic process is called quasi-static if it is a dense succession of equilibrium states. Roughly speaking, a quasi-static process is one that can be represented by a continuous curve in the thermodynamic ...



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