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  • The Mathematics of the Bose Gas and its Condensationby Elliott H. Lieb; Robert Seiringer; Jan Philip Solovej; Jakob Yngvason

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 49.95

    The mathematical study of the Bose gas goes back to the ?rst quarter of the twentieth century, with the invention of quantum mechanics. The name refers to the Indian physicist S.N. Bose who realized in 1924 that the statistics governing photons(essentiallyinventedbyMaxPlanckin1900)isdetermined(usingmodern terminology) by restricting the physical Hilbert... more...

  • Slow Rarefied Flowsby Carlo Cercignani

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 129.00

    This volume is intended to coverthe presentstatus of the mathematicaltools used to deal with problems related to slow rare?ed ?ows. The meaning and usefulness of the subject, and the extent to which it is covered in the book, are discussed in some detail in the introduction. In short, I tried to present the basic concepts and the techniques used in... more...

  • Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomenaby Cyril Domb; Joel L. Lebowitz

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 170.00

    The field of phase transitions and critical phenomena continues to be active in research, producing a steady stream of interesting and fruitful results. No longer an area of specialist interest, it has acquired a central focus in condensed matter studies. The major aim of this serial is to provide review articles that can serve as standard references... more...

  • Noise-Induced Transitionsby W. Horsthemke; R. Lefever

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 139.00

    The study of phase transitions is among the most fascinating fields in physics. Originally limited to transition phenomena in equilibrium systems, this field has outgrown its classical confines during the last two decades. The behavior of far from equilibrium systems has received more and more attention and has been an extremely active and productive... more...

  • Random Polymer Modelsby Giambattista Giacomin

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 83.00

    This volume introduces readers to the world of disordered systems and to some of the remarkable probabilistic techniques developed in the field. The author explores in depth a class of directed polymer models to which much attention has been devoted in the last 25 years, in particular in the fields of physical and biological sciences. The models treated... more...

  • Microscopic Chaos, Fractals And Transport In Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanicsby Rainer Klages

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 109.00

    A valuable introduction for newcomers as well as an important reference and source of inspiration for established researchers, this book provides an up-to-date summary of central topics in the field of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and dynamical systems theory. Understanding macroscopic properties of matter starting from microscopic chaos in... more...

  • Indexby Cyril Domb; J.L. Lebowitz

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 170.00

    The field of phase transitions and critical phenomena continues to be active in research, producing a steady stream of interesting and fruitful results. It has moved into a central place in condensed matter studies. Statistical physics, and more specifically, the theory of transitions between states of matter, more or less defines what we know about... more...

  • From Microphysics to Macrophysicsby Roger Balian; Dirk Haar; John F. Gregg

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 99.00

    This popular, often cited text returns in a softcover edition to provide a thorough introduction to statistical physics and thermodynamics, and to exhibit the universal chain of ideas leading from the laws of microphysics to the macroscopic behaviour of matter. more...

  • Statistical Mechanicsby R K Pathria; Paul D. Beale

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 105.95

    'This is an excellent book from which to learn the methods and results of statistical mechanics.' Nature 'A well written graduate-level text for scientists and engineers... Highly recommended for graduate-level libraries.' Choice This highly successful text, which first appeared in the year 1972 and has continued to be popular ever since, has now... more...

  • Entropy Methods for the Boltzmann Equationby Fraydoun Rezakhanlou; François Golse; Stefano Olla; Cédric Villani

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 49.95

    Entropy and entropy production have recently become mathematical tools for kinetic and hydrodynamic limits, when deriving the macroscopic behaviour of systems from the interaction dynamics of their many microscopic elementary constituents at the atomic or molecular level. During a special semester on Hydrodynamic Limits at the Centre Émile Borel... more...