Frontiers of Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics

Frontiers of Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986)

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ISBN-13: 9781461292845
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Series: Nato Science Series B: , #135
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
Pages: 510
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Foundations.- Approach to Thermodynamic Equilibrium (and Other Stationary States).- “Physics as Meaning Circuit”: Three Problems.- Predictive Statistical Mechanics.- Bifurcation Geometry in Physics.- Quantum Distribution Functions in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics.- Positive and Negative Joint Quantum Distributions.- Three Lectures on the Foundations of Quantum Theory and Quantum Electrodynamics.- The Interface Between Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics.- How to Make Quantum Mechanics Look Like a Hidden-Variable Theory and Vice Versa.- A Classical Model of EPR Experiment with Quantum Mechanical Correlations and Bell Inequalities.- Reduction of the Wavepacket: How Long Does it Take?.- Maxwell’s Demon, Szilard’s Engine and Quantum Measurements.- Experimental Tests of Bell’s Inequalities With Pairs of Low Energy Correlated Photons.- Cotment on “A Classical Model of EPR Experiment with Quantum Mechanical Correlations and Bell Inequalities”.- Fluctuations, Irreversibility, and Chaos.- A General Nonlinear Evolution Equation for Irreversible Conservative Approach to Stable Equilibrium.- Intrinsic Entropy and Intrinsic Irreversibility for a Single Isolated Constituent of Matter: Broader Kinematics and Generalized Nonlinear Dynamics.- Use of Quantum Trajectories for Time-Dependent Problems.- Equation of Motion for Correlation Function of Strongly-Coupled Plasma.- Quantum Brownian Motion.- The Scaling Relation Between the Microscopic (Kinetic) and Macroscopic (Hydrodynamic) Descriptions.- Retarded Systems: The Road to Chaos.- Quantum Optics.- The One-Atari Maser — A Test System for Simple Quantum Electro-Dynamic Effects.- What are Squeezed States Really Like?.- Quantum Statistics of Nonlinear Optics.- Photon Statistics, Antibunching and Squeezed States.- Empty Nonlinear Optical Resonators.- An Example of Symmetry Breaking in Nonlinear Optics.- Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics in a Dithered Ring Laser Gyroscope or Quantum Noise in Pure and Applied Physics.- General.- Darwinian Evolution in Physics and Biology: The Dilerrma of Missing Links.- Self-Consistent Mean Field Theories.- Entropy, Information and Quantum Geometry.- Phase Transitions in Nonequilibrium Systems: Dye Lasers and Lasers with Saturable Absorbers.- Nonequilibrium Phenomena at Incommensurate Phase Transitions.- On the Quasiparticle- and Super-Current at the Finite Temperature Josephson Junction.- Contributors.

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