Invariant Manifolds for Physical and Chemical Kinetics / Edition 1

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By bringing together various ideas and methods for extracting the slow manifolds the authors show that it is possible to establish a more macroscopic description in nonequilibrium systems. The book treats slowness as stability. A unifying geometrical viewpoint of the thermodynamics of slow and fast motion enables the development of reduction techniques, both analytical and numerical.
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"The book presents an overwhelmingly rich display of deep ideas in the theory and applications of invariant manifolds for the dynamical systems appearing in physical and chemical kinetics, as well as in biology. An example of a gem of a result and exposition is provided by the stunningly beautiful treatment of systems with inheritance in Chapter 14, combining mathematical rigor with a wide display of concrete applications. The book should become an all time classic."

Mikhail Shubin, Matthews Distinguished University Professor Northeastern University, Boston, USA

"This book is a treasure trove filled with a variety of ideas on the reduced description of kinetics. The authors not only summarize their pioneering work —- at the heart of which is the "invariant manifold method" —- but also put it nicely into perspective and add new material (e.g., "invariant grids", "films") to compose a well-balanced picture of physical and chemical kinetics. The elegant idea of "films" consisting of macroscopically definable nonequilibrium states offers new opportunities for a deeper understanding of irreversibility. 25 years of experience in the field are condensed into deep physical insight, powerful mathematical techniques, and a wealth of illustrating examples and useful references."

Hans Christian Öttinger, Professor of Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich

"… a very remarkable, and much needed, introduction to this fascinating subject, along with a systematic treatment of advanced topics which the authors themselves have largely contributed to develop."

Sauro Succi, Research Director, Istituto Applicazioni Calcolo

"The great strength and unique feature of the book is the amazing wealth of practical and concrete examples which truly show 'ideas in action'! Systems as diverse as hydrodynamic turbulence, chemical reactions, polymer flows, and even quantum systems in Wigner's representation, are all embraced by the powerful spectrum of constructive methods presented in the book. ...

The authors are highly regarded experts in the field, and their remarkable monograph makes a very valuable and timely contribution to modern non-equilibrium statistical mechanics at large. It will be a very useful and enjoyable addition to the library of graduate students and professionals in the very many disciplines - such as applied math, physics, chemistry and biology - that share non-equilibrium statistical mechanics as a common conceptual background for modeling complex system dynamics at large. ...

Providing criteria to identify, construct and classify the slow invariant manifolds of complex systems, thereby offering a quantitative tool for the investigation of non-equilibrium statistical systems, is a task of the utmost importance in modern non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. This task makes up the central core of the very remarkable monograph by Gorban and Karlin."

From Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 38 (2006)

"‘Invariant Manifolds for Physical and Chemical Kinetics’ is a valuable book to have and to study for everyone who is interested and works in the multi-faceted area of kinetics … . The reader may take different tours the authors offer to read their book: the short or long formal roads, or the short and long Boltzmann roads, or the nonequilibruim thermodynamic road, or even the short Grad road. Any road the reader might take would be interesting, useful and joyful … ." (Eugene Kryachko, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1086, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540226840
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 3/24/2005
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Physics Series, #660
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 1.19 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander N. Gorban: Full Professor in Modeling & Simulation PhD in Physics & Math (Differential Equations & Math. Physics), 1980, Thesis: "Slow Relaxations and Bifurcations of Omega-Limit Sets of Dynamical Systems";
Dr Sc in Physics & Math (Biophysics), 1990, Thesis: "Extremal Principles and a priori Estimations in Biological and Formal Kinetics.
Head of Nonequilibrium Systems Laboratory (1989 - present) and Deputy Director (1995 - present), Institute of Computational Modeling, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia;
Elected Chair of Applied Mathematics, University of Leicester, UK (2004).
Institute of Polymers, Polymer Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland (2003 - present); Head of Neurocomputers Chair, Krasnoyarsk State Technical University, Russia (1993 - present).
Clay Mathematics Institute (Cambridge, USA), 03.2000-08.2000;
Northeastern University (Boston, USA), 03.2000-05.2000;
Courant Mathematics Institute (New York, USA), 04.2000;
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientiques (IHES, Paris, France), 10.2000-12.2000, 07.2001-08.2001,11.2002-12-2002, 09.2003;
Scientific advisor of 22 PhD thesis and 3 Dr. Sc.
Publications: 14 monographs, 4 patents, over 200 papers.
Some of current research projects Constructive Methods of Invariant Manifolds for Kinetic Problems (1989-present);
Cluster structure of Genome (2000-present);
Molecular Individualism: Theory, computational models, applications (2003-present).

Iliya Karlin obtained the doctral degree in physics in 1992 for his thesis "Methods of invariant manifolds in physical kinetics". During 1995-1997 he was the Humbold Fellow at the University of Ulm. He was visiting professor at the University of Rome during 1997-1998. At present he is affiliated as a senior scientist at the Swiss Federal institute of Technology (ETH), and as a senior researcher at the Institute of Computational Modeling of Russian Academy of Sciences. He authors about 100 papers on kinetic theory, polymer dynamics, chemical kinetics and computational fluid dynamics. His current research projects include constructive methods of invariant manifolds, theory of polymer dynamics and turbulence modeling.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- The Source of Examples.- Invariance Equation in the Differential Form.- Film Extension of the Dynamics: Slowness as Stability.- Entropy, Quasi-Equilibrium and Projector Field.- Newton Method with Incomplete Linearization.- Quasi-chemical Representation.- Hydrodynamics from Grad's Equations: Exact Solutions.- Relaxation Methods.- Method of Invariant Grids.- Method of Natural Projector.- Geometry of Irreversibility: The Film of Nonequilibrium States.- Slow Invariant Manifolds for Open Systems.- Estimation of Dimension of Attractors.- Accuracy Estimation and Post-Processing.- Conclusion.

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