Brownian Motion: Fluctuations, Dynamics, and Applications

Paperback | November 23, 2008

byRobert M. Mazo

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Brownian motion - the incessant motion of small particles suspended in a fluid - is an important topic in statistical physics and physical chemistry. This book studies its origin in molecular scale fluctuations, its description in terms of random process theory and also in terms of statisticalmechanics. A number of new applications of these descriptions to physical and chemical processes, as well as statistical mechanical derivations and the mathematical background are discussed in detail. Graduate students, lecturers, and researchers in statistical physics and physical chemistry willfind this an interesting and useful reference work.

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Brownian motion - the incessant motion of small particles suspended in a fluid - is an important topic in statistical physics and physical chemistry. This book studies its origin in molecular scale fluctuations, its description in terms of random process theory and also in terms of statisticalmechanics. A number of new applications of ...

Robert M. Mazo is at the University of Oregon, USA.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.57 inPublished:November 23, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019955644X

ISBN - 13:9780199556441

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Table of Contents

1. Historical background2. Probability theory3. Stochastic processes4. Einstein-Smoluchowski Theory5. Stochastic differential equations and integrals6. Functional integrals7. Some important special cases8. The Smoluchowski Equation9. Random walk10. Statistical mechanics11. Stochastic equations from a statistical mechanical viewpoint12. Two exactly treatable models13. Brownian Motion and noise14. Diffusion phenomena15. Rotational diffusion16. Polymer solutions17. Interacting Brownian Particles18. Dynamics, fractals, and chaosA. The applicability of Stokes LawB. Functional calculusC. An operator identityD. Euler AnglesE. The Oseen TensorF. Mutual- and self-diffusion