A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics

A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics Aimed at graduate students this book explores some of the core phenomena in non equilibrium statistical physics It focuses on the development and application of theoretical methods to help students d

  • Title: A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics
  • Author: Pavel L. Krapivsky Sidney Redner Eli Ben-Naim
  • ISBN: 9780521851039
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Aimed at graduate students, this book explores some of the core phenomena in non equilibrium statistical physics It focuses on the development and application of theoretical methods to help students develop their problem solving skills The book begins with microscopic transport processes diffusion, collision driven phenomena, and exclusion It then presents the kineticsAimed at graduate students, this book explores some of the core phenomena in non equilibrium statistical physics It focuses on the development and application of theoretical methods to help students develop their problem solving skills The book begins with microscopic transport processes diffusion, collision driven phenomena, and exclusion It then presents the kinetics of aggregation, fragmentation and adsorption, where the basic phenomenology and solution techniques are emphasized The following chapters cover kinetic spin systems, both from a discrete and a continuum perspective, the role of disorder in non equilibrium processes, hysteresis from the non equilibrium perspective, the kinetics of chemical reactions, and the properties of complex networks The book contains 200 exercises to test students understanding of the subject A link to a website hosted by the authors, containing supplementary material including solutions to some of the exercises, can be found at cambridge 9780521851039.

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    1. An excellent, up-to-date and very readable account of what is popularly known as non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Slightly different from the traditional books of the subject: it focuses on the details of often-unmentioned intricacies of mathematical steps. I specially liked the informative boxed texts. Highly recommended for folks who have a graduate-level course on equilibrium statistical mechanics already.

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