Non-Linear Dynamics Near and Far from Equilibrium

  • Authors
  • J.K. Bhattacharjee
  • S. Bhattacharyya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Pages 1-23
  3. Pages 25-55
  4. Pages 83-102
  5. Pages 185-228
  6. Pages 229-274
  7. Pages 275-286
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 301-304

About this book


This text gives a detailed account of various techniques that are used in the study of dynamics of continuous systems, near as well as far from equilibrium. The analytic methods covered include diagrammatic perturbation theory, various forms of the renormalization group and self-consistent mode coupling. Dynamic critical phenomena near a second order phase transition, phase ordering dynamics, dynamics of surface growth and turbulence form the backbone of the book.
Applications to a wide variety of systems (e.g. magnets, ordinary fluids, superfluids) are provided covering diverse transport properties (diffusion, sound).

It is unique in that it gives a detailed description of perturbation theory for nonlinear continuous systems, it focuses on techniques which can be applied to problems ranging from near equilibrium dynamics to fully developed turbulence, and it provides a discussion of physical properties (e.g. critical ultrasonics) that are generally not covered in text books.

Beginning graduate students, senior undergraduates, researchers


Renormalization group critical phenomena growth models perturbation theory phase ordering phase transitions turbulence

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer and Hindustan Book Agency 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5387-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5388-7
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