© 2005

Collective Dynamics of Nonlinear and Disordered Systems

  • Günter Radons
  • Wolfram Just
  • Peter Häussler


  • The theoretical methods and concepts to explain phase transitions in dynamic disordered systems are presented in this book

  • The theories displayed are important for the understanding of the glass transition


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Pattern Formation and Growth Phenomena

  3. Dynamics of Disordered Systems

  4. Complex and Chaotic Behaviour

    1. Pages 269-270
    2. Günter Radons
      Pages 271-299
    3. Harald A. Posch, Christina Forster
      Pages 301-338
    4. Heinz Georg Schuster
      Pages 359-369
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-378

About this book


Phase transitions in disordered systems and related dynamical phenomena are a topic of intrinsically high interest in theoretical and experimental physics. This book presents a unified view, adopting concepts from each of the disjoint fields of disordered systems and nonlinear dynamics. Special attention is paid to the glass transition, from both experimental and theoretical viewpoints, to modern concepts of pattern formation, and to the application of the concepts of dynamical systems for understanding equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of fluids and solids. The content is accessible to graduate students, but will also be of benefit to specialists, since the presentation extends as far as the topics of ongoing research work.


Chaos Disordered Systems Glass Transition complex adaptive systems dynamical systems dynamics nonlinear dynamics stability statistical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Günter Radons
    • 1
  • Wolfram Just
    • 2
  • Peter Häussler
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Physik, Theoretische Physik ITechnische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany
  2. 2.School of Mathematical ScienceQueen Mary, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikTechnische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

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