Phase Transition Dynamics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461489636
  • ISBN-13: 9781461489634
  • DDC: 530.474
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 555 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book is an introduction to a comprehensive and unified dynamic transition theory for dissipative systems and to applications of the theory to a range of problems in the nonlinear sciences. The main objectives of this book are to introduce a general principle of dynamic transitions for dissipative systems, to establish a systematic dynamic transition theory, and to explore the physical implications of applications of the theory to a range of problems in the nonlinear sciences. The basic philosophy of the theory is to search for a complete set of transition states, and the general principle states that dynamic transitions of all dissipative systems can be classified into three categories: continuous, catastrophic and random. The audience for this book includes advanced graduate students and researchers in mathematics and physics as well as in other related fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Dynamic Transitions.
2: Dynamic Transition Theory.
3: Equilibrium Phase Transition in Statistical Physics.
4: Fluid Dynamics.
5: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Climate Dynamics.
6: Dynamical Transitions in Chemistry and Biology.
Appendix A.