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Elements of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics

Author: V Balakrishnan
Publisher: New Delhi : Ane Books ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press [distributor], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with the basic principles, techniques, and advances made - both experimentally and theoretically - in the study of nonequilibrium phenomena, particularly in statistical physics, chemical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V Balakrishnan
ISBN: 9781420074192 1420074199 8180521559 9788180521553
OCLC Number: 178207593
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Langevin equation --
The fluctuation-dissipation relation --
Autocorrelation of the velocity --
Markov processes --
The Fokker-Planck equation --
The diffusion equation --
Diffusion in a finite region --
Brownian motion --
First-passage time --
The displacement --
Phase space Fokker-Planck equation --
Diffusion in a potential --
Diffusion in a magnetic field --
Kubo-Green formulas --
Dynamic mobility --
The generalized Langevin equation --
Gaussian integrals --
The gamma function --
Moments, cumulants, characteristic functions --
The Gaussian distribution --
From random walks to diffusion --
The exponential of a (2 x 2) matrix --
Velocity distribution in a magnetic field --
The Wiener-Khinchin theorem --
Classical linear response theory --
Power spectrum of a random pulse sequence --
Stable distributions.
Responsibility: V. Balakrishnan.

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