Statistical Dynamics: A Stochastic Approach To Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics (New edition)

Statistical Dynamics: A Stochastic Approach To Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics (New edition)

By: Ray F. Streater (author)Paperback

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Description

How to construct dynamical systems obeying the first and second laws of thermodynamics: mean energy is conserved, and entropy increases with time? The book answers this question for classical probability (Part I) and quantum probability (Part II). A novel feature is the introduction of heat particles which supply thermal noise and represent the kinetic energy of molecules. When applied to chemical reactions, the theory leads to a nonlinear reaction - diffusion equations exhibiting oscillations or convergence to equilibrium.

Contents

Part 1 Classical statistical dynamics: probability theory; random conservative dynamics; isolated dynamics; isothermal dynamics; driven dynamical systems. Part 2 Quantum statistical dynamics: algebras, states, representations; positive and completely positive maps; isolated dynamics; isothermal dynamics; canonical C*-algebras.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860940040
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781860940040
  • ISBN10: 1860940048
  • edition: New edition

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