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Fluctuations in Physical Systems - Hans L. Pecseli

Fluctuations in Physical Systems

Paperback Published: 15th September 2000
ISBN: 9780521655927
Number Of Pages: 190

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This book provides an introduction to applied statistical mechanics by considering physically realistic models. It provides a simple and accessible introduction to theories of thermal fluctuations and diffusion, and goes on to apply them in a variety of physical contexts. The first part of the book is devoted to processes in thermal equilibrium, and considers linear systems. Ideas central to the subject, such as the fluctuation dissipation theorem, Fokker-Planck equations and the Kramers-Kroenig relations are introduced during the course of the exposition. The scope is then expanded to include non-equilibrium systems and also illustrates simple nonlinear systems. This book will be of interest to final year undergraduate and graduate students studying statistical mechanics, plasma physics, basic electronics, solid state physics and anyone who wants an accessible introduction to the subject.

Introduction
Elements of statistical analysis
Fluctuations in electric circuits
The fluctuation-dissipation theorem
The Kramers-Kronig relation
Brownian motion
Random walk
Density fluctuations in gases
A reference model
Markov processes
Diffusion of particles
Thermal fluctuations in a diode
Fermi-acceleration
The binomial distribution
The Poisson distribution
The gaussian distribution
Dirac's d-function
Physical constants
The MKSA-units
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ISBN: 9780521655927
ISBN-10: 0521655927
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 15th September 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.02  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.4

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