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Dynamics : Models and Kinetic Methods for Non-Equilibrium Many Body Systems - John Karkheck

Dynamics

Models and Kinetic Methods for Non-Equilibrium Many Body Systems

By: John Karkheck (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th September 2000
ISBN: 9780792365549
Number Of Pages: 516

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Recent years have witnessed a resurgence in the kinetic approach to dynamic many-body problems. Modern kinetic theory offers a unifying theoretical framework within which a great variety of seemingly unrelated systems can be explored in a coherent way. Kinetic methods are currently being applied in such areas as the dynamics of colloidal suspensions, granular material flow, electron transport in mesoscopic systems, the calculation of Lyapunov exponents and other properties of classical many-body systems characterised by chaotic behaviour. The present work focuses on Brownian motion, dynamical systems, granular flows, and quantum kinetic theory.

Preface
Dynamics of colloidal systems: beyond the stochastic approachp. 1
Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of hydrodynamically interacting particlesp. 17
Orientational relaxation and Brownian motionp. 31
Viscosity and diffusion of concentrated hard-sphere-like colloidal suspensionsp. 39
Interacting Brownian particlesp. 65
Spinodal decomposition kinetics: the initial and intermediate stagesp. 73
First Interludep. 121
Seventeenth century Dutch art: a brief guide to the Mauritshuis, The Hague, and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdamp. 123
Kinetic Theory of Dynamical Systemsp. 131
Multifractal phase-space distributions for stationary nonequilibrium systemsp. 169
A model of nonequilibrium statistical mechanicsp. 191
Statistical properties of chaotic systems in high dimensionsp. 201
Dynamical systems and statistical mechanics: Lyapunov exponents and transport coefficientsp. 215
Second Interludep. 221
Boltzmann and statistical mechanicsp. 223
Kinetic theory of granular fluids: hard and soft inelastic spheresp. 239
Inelastic collapsep. 267
Stationary states in systems with dissipative interactionsp. 279
Motion along a rough inclined surfacep. 297
Hydraulic theory for a granular heap on an inclinep. 313
Experimental studies of granular flowsp. 325
Model kinetic equations for rapid granular flowsp. 343
Velocity correlations in driven two-dimensional granular mediap. 361
Third Interludep. 373
G. E. Uhlenbeck on Paul Ehrenfestp. 375
Quantum kinetic theory: the disordered electron problemp. 379
Quantum phase transitionsp. 399
Scattering, transport and stochasticity in quantum systemsp. 425
Some problems of the kinetic theory of mesoscopic systemsp. 457
Kinetic theory for electron dynamics in semiconductors and plasmasp. 473
Quantum kinetic theory of trapped atomic gasesp. 491
Participantsp. 503
Indexp. 513
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ISBN: 9780792365549
ISBN-10: 0792365542
Series: NATO Science Series: E:
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 30th September 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.36  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.81