Statistical dynamics : a stochastic approach to nonequilibrium thermodynamics
 Responsibility
 R.F. Streater.
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 2nd ed.
 Imprint
 London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., c2009.
 Physical description
 x, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Access
Available online
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QC318 .I7 S768 2009  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Streater, R. F.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 367376) and index.
 Contents

 Classical Statistical Dynamics: Introduction, Probability Theory Linear Dynamics Isolated Dynamics Isothermal Dynamics Driven Systems Fluid Dynamics Quantum Statistical Dynamics: Introduction, Quantum Probability Linear Quantum Dynamics Isolated Quantum Dynamics Isothermal and Driven Systems Infinite Systems Information Geometry.
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 Publisher's Summary
 How can one construct dynamical systems obeying the first and second laws of thermodynamics: mean energy is conserved and entropy increases with time? This book answers the question for classical probability (Part I) and quantum probability (Part II). A novel feature is the introduction of heat particles which supply thermal noise and represent the kinetic energy of the molecules. When applied to chemical reactions, the theory leads to the usual nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations as well as modifications of them. These can exhibit oscillations, or can converge to equilibrium.In this second edition, the text is simplified in parts and the bibliography has been expanded. The main difference is the addition of two new chapters; in the first, classical fluid dynamics is introduced. A lattice model is developed, which in the continuum limit gives us the Euler equations. The five NavierStokes equations are also presented, modified by a diffusion term in the continuity equation. The second addition is in the last chapter, which now includes estimation theory, both classical and quantum, using information geometry.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2009
 ISBN
 9781848162440 (cloth)
 1848162448 (cloth)
 9781848162501 (paper)
 1848162502 (paper)