Elements of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

V Balakrishnan

March 4, 2008 by CRC Press
Textbook - 314 Pages
ISBN 9781420074192 - CAT# AB7419


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  • Introduces the Langevin equation, the mean-squared displacement of the Langevin equation, and the generalized Langevin equation
  • Covers the fluctuation-dissipation relationship, velocity autocorrelation function, and Markov processes
  • Explains Fokker-Planck equation and the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck distribution
  • Examines Brownian motion and diffusion in a force field
  • Concludes with the power spectrum of a random process and the Kubo-Green formula
  • Summary

    This book deals with the basic principles, techniques, and advances being made--both experimentally and theoretically--in the study of nonequilibrium phenomena, particularly in statistical physics, chemical physics, biological physics, complex systems, and several other areas. Accessible to senior undergraduate students and post-graduate students, this self-contained book offers a choice of topics that enables them to form a coherent picture of the subject. Coverage includes equations and formulas for calculating distribution, diffusion, and dynamic mobility under different conditions. The book concludes with a generalized Langevin equation and the power spectrum of pulse sequences.


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