Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas - Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences 101 (Hardback)
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Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas - Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences 101 (Hardback)

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Hardback 458 Pages / Published: 04/12/2000
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Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas are fundamental models arising in the theory of Hamiltonian dynamical systems. Moreover, in these models, some key laws of statistical physics can also be tested or even established by mathematically rigorous tools. The mathematical methods are most beautiful but sometimes quite involved. This collection of surveys written by leading researchers of the fields - mathematicians, physicists or mathematical physicists - treat both mathematically rigourous results, and evolving physical theories where the methods are analytic or computational. Some basic topics: hyperbolicity and ergodicity, correlation decay, Lyapunov exponents, Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy, entropy production, irreversibility. This collection is a unique introduction into the subject for graduate students, postdocs or researchers - in both mathematics and physics - who want to start working in the field.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783540676201
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 951 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 31 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS

"... The reviews have been written for a non-specialist mature audience and are quite accessible, even in the first part. The bibliography is very generous. Overall, the book constitutes an excellent introduction into this active, sometimes controversial, field. Anybody interested in the recent advances of dynamical systems theory applied to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics will find this book of use. ..."

Daniel Wojcik, Pure and Applied Geophysics 160, p. 1376-1378, 2003

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