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Zbl 0890.00009
Zubarev, Dimitrii; Morozov, Vladimir; R??pke, Gerd
Statistical mechanics of nonequilibrium processes. Vol. 2: Relaxation and hydrodynamic processes
EN
Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 375 p. (1997).
1997
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00A79 82-01 82C31 82C05 82C10 82D50 76F99 82D10 82D15 82D20
statistical physics; non-equilibrium processes; hydrodynamics; exercises; problems
For the review of Part 1 see Zbl 0890.00008 above.
This is part 2 of a two-volume textbook on the statistical theory of non-equilibrium processes. The general theory developed in part 1 is now applied to problems in linear response and transport theory, correlation functions, master equation and relaxation phenomena, hydrodynamics and theory of fluids, and fluctuation theory including turbulence.
In comparison to part 1, this is more directed to active research areas, such as laser theory, superfluidity, large-scale fluctuations and turbulence. Nevertheless, exercises and problems are included. The second volume is considerably more advanced than the first and, in particular, some familiarity with field theoretic notions is needed to follow the line of thought.
M.Baake (T??bingen)
Zbl 0890.00008