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Mathematics - Dynamical Systems & Differential Equations | Phase Transition Dynamics

Phase Transition Dynamics

Ma, Tian, Wang, Shouhong

2014, XXII, 555 p. 155 illus.

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  • Theory and methods are applicable to a wide range of scientific problems
  • Provides a thorough introduction to dynamic transition theory for nonlinear partial differential equations
  • Mathematical discussion of dynamic transition theory is developed with attention to physics

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.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Nonlinear Sciences - Phase Transition Dynamics - dissipative partial differential equations - time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau superconductivity model

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Dynamical Systems & Differential Equations

Table of contents 

​​​​User’s Guide.- General Theory of Phase Transition Dynamics.- Dynamic Transition Theory.- Equilibrium Phase Transition in Statistical Physics.- Fluid Dynamics.- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Climate Dynamics.- Dynamical Transitions in Chemistry and Biology.- References​.

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