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Chaotic Flows

Correlation effects and coherent structures

  • Written by an expert in this field

  • Written in a self-contained and tutorial style

  • Examines the topic from various perspectives


Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Diffusion and Correlations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 3-19
    3. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 21-35
    4. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 37-50
  3. Lagrangian Description

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 53-68
    3. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 69-86
  4. Phenomenological Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 89-105
    3. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 107-125
  5. Fractals and Anomalous Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 129-144
    3. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 145-162
  6. Structures and Nonlocal Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 165-179
    3. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 181-202
  7. Isotropic Turbulence and Scaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 205-217
    3. Oleg G. Bakunin
      Pages 219-230

About this book


The book introduces readers to and summarizes the current ideas and theories about the basic mechanisms for transport in chaotic flows. Typically no single paradigmatic approach exists as this topic is relevant for fields as diverse as plasma physics, geophysical flows and various branches of engineering. Accordingly, the dispersion of matter in chaotic or turbulent flows is analyzed from different perspectives. Partly based on lecture courses given by the author, this book addresses both graduate students and researchers in search of a high-level but approachable and broad introduction to the topic.


anomalous diffusion geophysical fluid dynamics particle transport turbulent and chaotic flows fluid- and aerodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Fusion Institute"Kurchatov Institute"MoscowRussian Federation

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From the reviews:

“The main purpose is to provide a short review of the various ideas and theories which are presently in use to investigate the basic mechanisms of transport phenomena in chaotic flows. …  The book is a physics book and you can fruitfully read it even if you have only an advanced course of calculus.” (Guy Jumarie, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1232, 2012)