Synopses & Reviews
First book about chaos in statistical mechanics, in Cambridge Nonlinear Science Series.
"...gives both the background and an overview of recent developments in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, to which the author himself has made major contributions...an important reference book as well as an ideal tool for advanced students in the expanding and important field of statistical physics." Physics Today"The book is nicely written...allows one to see some topics in dynamical systems with new eyes." Mathematical Reviews
Table of Contents
1. Dynamical systems and their linear stability; 2. Topological chaos; 3. Liouvillian dynamics; 4. Probabalistic chaos; 5. Chaotic scattering; 6. Scattering theory of transport; 7. Hydrodynamic modes of diffusion; 8. Systems maintained out of equilibrium; 9. Noises as microscopic chaos.