Statistical Thermodynamics and Stochastic Theory of Nonequilibrium Systems

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World Scientific, 2005 - Science - 329 pages
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This book presents both the fundamentals and the major research topics in statistical physics of systems out of equilibrium. It summarizes different approaches to describe such systems on the thermodynamic and stochastic levels, and discusses a variety of areas including reactions, anomalous kinetics, and the behavior of self-propelling particles.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Thermodynamic Deterministic and Stochastic Levels
19
Reversibility and Irreversibility Liouville
57
Entropy and Equilibrium Distributions
83
Fluctuations and Linear Irreversible Processes
97
Nonequilibrium Distribution Functions
111
Brownian Motion
139
FokkerPlanck and Master Equations
161
Escape and First Passage Problems
183
Reaction Kinetics
199
Random Walk Approaches
225
Active Brownian Motion
261
References
305
Index
327
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