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Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures IX : Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems - Orazio Descalzi

Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures IX

Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems

By: Orazio Descalzi (Editor), Javier Martinez (Editor), Sergio Rica (Editor)

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We present here the lectures and a selection of the seminars given at the Ninth International Workshop on Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures which took place in Vifiadel Mar, Chile, in December 2001. The Workshop was organized by Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas, Universidad de Chile, Instituto de Fisica of Universidad Cat6lica de Valparaiso, Centro de Fisica No Lineal y Sistemas Complejos de Santiago and Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de los Andes, which starting from this year joins the other institutions in the coorganization ofthe Workshop. The organizers would like to express their gratitude to the following sponsors: Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas de la Universidad de Chile, Instituto de Fisica de la Universidad Cat6lica de Valparaiso, Facultad de Ingenieria de la Universidad de los Andes, Centro de Fisica No Lineal y Sistemas Complejos de Santiago, Academia Chilena de Ciencias, Ministere Francais des Affaires Etrangeres, CONICYT (Comisi6n Nacional de Investigaci6n Cientifica y Tecno16gicade Chile) and Departamento Tecnico de Investigaci6n y de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Chile. Enrique Tirapegui PREFACE This book consists of two parts, the first one has three lectures written by Professors H. R. Brand, M. Moreau and L. S. Tuckerman. H. R. Brand gives an overview about reorientation and undulation instabilities in liquid crystals, M. Moreau presents recent results on biased tracer diffusion in lattice gases, finally, L. S. Tuckerman summarizes some numerical methods used in bifurcation problems.

Foreword
Prefacep. 1
Reorientation and undulation instabilities in liquid crystals and liquid crystalline elastomersp. 5
Biased tracer diffusion in hard-core lattice gases : some notes on the validity of the Einstein relationp. 33
Numerical methods for bifurcation problemsp. 75
Falkner-Skan approximation for gradually variable flowsp. 87
Critical dynamics in reversible forced pendulum chainsp. 101
Time asymmetry as universe asymmetryp. 111
Front dynamics in a liquid crystal light valve with feedbackp. 115
Bifurcation due rotation in radiation driven wind from hot starsp. 127
An analytical approach to nucleation solutions and pulses in the one-dimensional real and complex Ginzburg-Landau equationsp. 149
Optimization of Brownian transport in a system of globally coupled phase oscillators by means of colored noisep. 185
Resonant behavior of the wake of a flat plate : hot wire and sound scattering measurementsp. 195
Global magnitude fluctuation phenomenap. 207
Propagation of acoustic waves in elastic materials with randomly distributed dislocationsp. 219
Convention in polymeric solutionsp. 233
Noise-induced resonance in semiconductor lasers with optical feedbackp. 241
On the effect of time correlated noise and periodic forcing on a neuronal systemp. 249
Non-Riemannian geometry of a continuous-spin infinite particle systems and their non-interaction representationp. 259
Eigenvalue solution for the self similar Birkhoff-Rott equationp. 271
A measure of self-organization in neural activityp. 281
Thermodynamic field theory (an approach to thermodynamics of irreversible processes)p. 291
Van der Waals-like transition in fluidized granular matter : hydrodynamic descriptionp. 341
Binary fluid convection as a 2 x 2 matrix problemp. 353
Singularity formation in vortex sheets and interfacesp. 361
On the dynamics of nanostructures formation during thin film growthp. 389
Subject indexp. 411
Author indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9781402019500
ISBN-10: 1402019505
Series: Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems : Book 9
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 415
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.71