Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Geilo, Norway, April 2-12, 1991
`Exceptional scientific importance and substantial intellectual achievements make this a volume of great value. I strongly recommend this book.' Pure and Applied Geophysics, 151 (1998)
Scaling and universality in statistical physics.- Self-organized criticality and the perception of large events.- Dynamical aspects of sandpile cellular automata.- Steady state selection in driven diffusive systems.- Earthquakes and faulting: Self-organized crtical phenomena with a characteristic dimension.- Self-organized criticality in plate tectonics.- Experiments and simulations modeling earthquakes.- Fractal time-series and fractional Brownian motion.- 1/f noise, lattice gases, and diffusion.- Fluctuations in a Levy flight gas.- Spatio-temporal correlations in semiconductors.- New travelling and stationary chemical patterns in open spatial reactors.- Structure of layered systems under reactions.- Localized and "blinking" traveling wave patterns in a convective binary mixture.- Localized solutions of generalized Swift-Hohenberg equation.- Experiments on the Couette-Taylor flow with an axial flow.- Convection in microemulsions.- Routes to chaos in a dissipative chain of strongly coupled driven spins.- Localized structures and solitary waves excited by interfacial stresses.- Subcritical bifurcations and spatiotemporal intermittency.- Spatiotemporal intermittency in coupled maps.- Multifractals, multiscaling and the energy cascade of turbulence.- Smooth and rough turbulence.- Structure functions in a "forest-fire" model of turbulence.- Magnetic flux tubes as coherent structures.- Helium in a big box.- Scaling laws in weak turbulence.- Selforganization and instabilities in a system of magnetic hole pairs.- Universality in fully developed chaos, and statistics at small scales in turbulence.- Does dimension grow in flow systems.- Turbulent flows and coupled maps.- New Monte Carlo renormalization group method for phase transitions of lattice systems.
Series: NATO Science Series C
Number Of Pages: 446
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.27