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Dynamical Systems and Irreversibility: Proceedingsof the XXI Solvay Conference on Physics, Volume 122

Dynamical Systems and Irreversibility: Proceedingsof the XXI Solvay Conference on Physics, Volume 122

Ioannis Antoniou (Editor), Ilya Prigogine (Series Editor), Stuart A. Rice (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-22291-0

Mar 2002

355 pages

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$354.00

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Leading research, perspectives, and analysis of dynamical systems and irreversibility

Edited by Nobel Prize winner Ilya Prigogine and renowned authority Stuart A. Rice, the Advances in Chemical Physics series provides a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations in every area of the discipline. In a format that encourages the expression of individual points of view, experts in the field present comprehensive analyses of subjects of interest. Volume 122 collects papers from the XXI Solvay Conference on Physics, dedicated to the exploration of "Dynamical Systems and Irreversibility." Ioannis Antoniou, Deputy Director of the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, edits and assembles this cutting-edge research, including articles such as "Non-Markovian Effects in the Standard Map," "Harmonic Analysis of Unstable Systems," "Age and Age Fluctuations in an Unstable Quantum System," and discussion of many more subjects. Advances in Chemical Physics remains the premier venue for presentations of new findings in its field.

Administrative Board of the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry.

Scientific Committee for Physics of the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry.

The Solvay Conferences in Physics.

Preface.

Openining Speech by J. Solvay.

Introductory Remarks by I. Prigogine.

PART ONE: DISCRETE MAPS.

Non-Markovian Effects in the Standard Map (R. Balescu).

Thermodynamics of a Simple Hamiltonian Chaotic System (H. Hasegawa).

Harmonic Analysis of Unstable Systems (I. Antoniou and Z. Suchanecki).

Properties of Permanent and Transient Chaos in Critical States (P. Szepfalusy).

From Coupled Dynamical Systems to Biological Irreversibility (K. Kaneko).

PART TWO: TRANSPORT AND DIFFUSION.

Irreversibility in Reversible Multibaker Maps -- Transport and Fractal Distributions (S. Tasaki).

Diffusion and the Poincare-Birkhoff Mapping of Chaotic Systems (P. Gaspard).

Transport Theory for Collective Modes and Green-Kubo Formalism for Moderately Dense Gases (T. Petrosky).

New Kinetic Laws of Cluster Formation in N-body Hamiltonian Systems (Y. Aizawa).

PART THREE: QUANTUM THEORY, MEASUREMENT AND DECOHERENCE.

Quantum Phenomena of Single Atoms (H. Walther).

Quantum Superpositions and Decoherence: How To Detect Interference of Macroscopically Distinct Optical States (F.T. Arecchi and A. Montina).

Quantum Decoherence and the Glauber Dynamics from the Stochastic Limit (L. Accardi and S. Kozyrev).

CP-Violation as Antieigenvector-Breaking (K. Gustafson).

PART FOUR: EXTENSION OF QUANTUM THEORY AND FIELD THEORY.

Dynamics of Correlations: A Formalism for Both Integrable and Nonintegrable Dynamical Systems (I. Prigogine).

Generalized Quantum Field Theory (E. Sudarshan and L. Boya).

Age and Age Fluctuations in an Unstable Quantum System (G. Ordonez, T. Petrosky, E. Karpov).

Microphysical Irreversibility and Time Asymmetric Quantum Mechanics (A. Bohm).

Possible Origins of Quantum Fluctuation Given by Alternative Quantization Rules (M. Namiki).

Author Index.

Subject Index.
"...contains the proceedings of the XXI Solvay Conference on Physics held in Kasai Science City, Japan..." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 124, No. 35, 2002)