First-Passage Phenomena and Their Applications by Ralf Metzler

First-Passage Phenomena and Their Applications

byRalf Metzler, Gleb Oshanin, Sidney Redner

Kobo ebook | March 21, 2014

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The book contains review articles on recent advances in first-passage phenomena and applications contributed by leading international experts. It is intended for graduate students and researchers who are interested in learning about this intriguing and important topic.


  • Arrival Statistics and Exploration Properties of Mortal Walkers (S B Yuste, E Abad and K Lindenberg)
  • First Passage of a Randomly Accelerated Particle (T W Burkhardt)
  • First Passage Problems in Anomalous Diffusion (A Rosso and A Zoia)
  • First-Passage Times of Intermittent Random Walks (O Bénichou and R Voituriez)
  • First-Passage Phenomena on Finite Inhomogeneous Networks (E Agliari and D Cassi)
  • Effective Spectral Dimension in Scale-Free Networks (S Hwang, D-S Lee and B Kahng)
  • First-Passage Statistics for Random Walks in Bounded Domains (R Voituriez and O Bénichou)
  • First Passage Behavior of Multi-Dimensional Fractional Brownian Motion and Application to Reaction Phenomena (J-H Jeon, A V Chechkin and R Metzler)
  • Trajectory-to-Trajectory Fluctuations in First-Passage Phenomena in Bounded Domains (T G Mattos, C Mejía-Monasterio, R Metzler, G Oshanin and G Schehr)
  • Exact Record and Order Statists of Random Walk via First-Passage Ideas (G Schehr and S N Majumdar)
  • First Passage in a Conical Geometry and Ordering of Brownian Particles (E Ben-Naim and P L Krapivsky)
  • First Passage Time Problems in Biophysical Jump Processes with Fast Kinetics (P C Bressloff and J M Newby)
  • First Passage Problems in Biology (T Chou and M R D'Orsogna)
  • The Effect of Detection Mechanisms on Spatial Search and Foraging (D Campos and V Méndez)
  • Search in Random Media with Lévy Flights (E Gelenbe and O H Abdelrahman)
  • Exit Strategies: Visual Search and the Quitting Time Problem (T S Horowitz)
  • Statistical Physics of Evolutionary Trajectories on Fitness Landscapes (M Manhart and A V Morozov)
  • Some Applications of First-Passage Ideas to Finance (R Chicheportiche and J-P Bouchaud)
  • First-Passage and Extremes in Socio-Economic Systems (J Masoliver and J Perelló)
  • Transport and the First-Passage Time Problem with Application to Cold Atoms in Optical Traps (E Barkai and D A Kessler)
  • The Excursion Set Theory in Cosmology (M Maggiore and A Riottoo)
  • Self-Organized Escape Processes of Linear Chains in Nonlinear Potentials (T Gross, D Hennig and L Schimansky-Geier)
  • Efficient Monte Carlo Methods for Simulating Diffusion-Reaction Processes in Complex Systems (D S Grebenkov)

Readership: Researchers in stochastic processes, statistical physics, and mathematical physics.
Key Features:

  • Comprehensive update of the classical book by Sidney Redner
  • Applications to wide-ranging and active fields of research
  • Well-known authors in the field
Title:First-Passage Phenomena and Their ApplicationsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 21, 2014Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814590304

ISBN - 13:9789814590303

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