Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures

Overview

This volume contains a selection of the lectures given at the Fifth International Workshop on Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures, held in Santiago, Chile, in December 1993. The following general subjects are convered: instabilities and pattern formation, stochastic effects in nonlinear systems, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and granular matter. Review articles on transitions between spatio-temporal patterns and nonlinear wave equations are also included. This book should appeal to physicists and ...
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Overview

This volume contains a selection of the lectures given at the Fifth International Workshop on Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures, held in Santiago, Chile, in December 1993. The following general subjects are convered: instabilities and pattern formation, stochastic effects in nonlinear systems, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and granular matter. Review articles on transitions between spatio-temporal patterns and nonlinear wave equations are also included. This book should appeal to physicists and mathematicians working in the areas of nonequilibrium systems, dynamical systems, pattern formation and partial differential equations. Chemists and biologists interested in self-organization and statistical mechanics should also be interested, as well as engineers working in fluid mechanics and materials science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401081832
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Mathematics and Its Applications (closed) Series , #33
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Brief Introduction to the Contents of the Book.- Reduction of the Dynamics of a Bifurcation Problem Using Normal Forms and Symmetries.- Stable Cycles with Complicated Structure.- Large Scale Instabilities of Cellular Flows.- Physical Interpretation of Optical Bifurcations.- The Interaction of Sound and Vorticity.- Spatio-Temporal Instabilities in Closed and Open Flows.- Models of Pattern Formation from a Singularity Theory Point of View.- Patterns and Defects Far from Equilibrium.- Nonequilibrium Correlation Functions.- Fluctuations in Unstable Systems.- Weak Noise Limit and Nonequilibrium Potentials of Dissipative Dynamical Systems.- Fluctuations in “Metastable” Systems.- Normal Forms with Noise.- Adiabatic Nucleation, Stability Limit and the Glass Transition Temperature.- Magnetic Islands Created by Resonant Helical Windings.- A Non-Markovian Lorentz Gas Model.
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