Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Hardcover | April 15, 2001

byRobert Zwanzig

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This is a presentation of the main ideas and methods of modern nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. It is the perfect introduction for anyone in chemistry or physics who needs an update or background in this time-dependent field. Topics covered include fluctuation-dissipation theorem; linearresponse theory; time correlation functions, and projection operators. Theoretical models are illustrated by real-world examples and numerous applications such as chemical reaction rates and spectral line shapes are covered. The mathematical treatments are detailed and easily understandable and theappendices include useful mathematical methods like the Laplace transforms, Gaussian random variables and phenomenological transport equations.

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This is a presentation of the main ideas and methods of modern nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. It is the perfect introduction for anyone in chemistry or physics who needs an update or background in this time-dependent field. Topics covered include fluctuation-dissipation theorem; linearresponse theory; time correlation functions,...

Robert Zwanzig is at National Institutes of Health.
Format:HardcoverPublished:April 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195140184

ISBN - 13:9780195140187

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Table of Contents

1. Brownian Motion and Langevin Equations2. Fokker-Planck Equations3. Master Equations4. Reaction Rates5. Kinetic Models6. Quantum Dynamics7. Linear Response Theory8. Projection Operators9. Nonlinear Problems10. The Paradoxes of IrreversibilityAppendices