Predictive Statistical Mechanics

A Nonequilibrium Ensemble Formalism

  • Roberto Luzzi
  • Áurea R. Vasconcellos
  • J. Galvão Ramos

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 122)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 1-4
  3. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 5-42
  4. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 43-73
  5. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 75-90
  6. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 91-121
  7. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 123-178
  8. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 179-217
  9. Roberto Luzzi, Áurea R. Vasconcellos, J. Galvão Ramos
    Pages 219-227
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 229-304

About this book

Introduction

Chapters 1 to 5 include a description of the philosophy, foundations, and construction (methodology) of the formalism, including the derivation of a nonequilibrium grand-canonical ensemble for far-from-equilibrium systems as well as the derivation of a quantum nonlinear kinetic theory and a response function theory together with a theory of scattering. In chapter 6 applications of the theory are cataloged, making comparisons with experimental data (a basic step for the validation of any theory). Chapter 7 is devoted to the description of irreversible thermodynamics, providing a far-reaching generalization of Informational-Statistical Thermodynamics. The last chapter gives an overall picture of the formalism, and questions and criticisms related to it are discussed.

Keywords

MBb condensed matter dynamics kinetic theory rheology scattering semiconductor semiconductor physics thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberto Luzzi
    • 1
  • Áurea R. Vasconcellos
    • 1
  • J. Galvão Ramos
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin”UNICAMPSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2748-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5963-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2748-8
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