Dynamics: Models and Kinetic Methods for Non-equilibrium Many Body Systems

  • John Karkheck

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NSSE, volume 371)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Brownian Motion

  3. Dynamical Systems

    1. R. van Zon, H. van Beijeren, J. R. Dorfman
      Pages 131-167
    2. H. A. Posch, R. Hirschl, Wm. G. Hoover
      Pages 169-189
    3. J. Piasecki, Ya. G. Sinai
      Pages 191-199
    4. Second Interlude

      1. E. G. D. Cohen
        Pages 221-238
  4. Granular Flows

    1. S. McNamara
      Pages 267-277
    2. Alex Hansen
      Pages 297-312
    3. J. M. Huntley, R. D. Wildman
      Pages 325-341
    4. C. Bizon, M. D. Shattuck, J. B. Swift, Harry L. Swinney
      Pages 361-371
    5. Third Interlude

      1. E. G. D. Cohen
        Pages 373-378
  5. Quantum Kinetic Theory

    1. T. R. Kirkpatrick, D. Belitz
      Pages 379-398
    2. D. Belitz, T. R. Kirkpatrick
      Pages 399-424
    3. H. T. C. Stoof
      Pages 491-502
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 503-516

About this book


Recent years have witnessed a resurgence in the kinetic approach to dynamic many-body problems. Modern kinetic theory offers a unifying theoretical framework within which a great variety of seemingly unrelated systems can be explored in a coherent way. Kinetic methods are currently being applied in such areas as the dynamics of colloidal suspensions, granular material flow, electron transport in mesoscopic systems, the calculation of Lyapunov exponents and other properties of classical many-body systems characterised by chaotic behaviour. The present work focuses on Brownian motion, dynamical systems, granular flows, and quantum kinetic theory.


colloid diffusion dynamical systems dynamics electron kinetic theory kinetics material mechanics phase transition scattering semiconductor statistical mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • John Karkheck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMarquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishersg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6554-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4365-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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