Nonequilibrium Cooperative Phenomena in Physics and Related Fields

  • Manuel G. Velarde

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Synergetics and Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions

    1. H. Haken
      Pages 1-23
    2. J. Gea-Banacloche, M. O. Scully, M. G. Velarde
      Pages 25-35
  3. Lasers and Quantum Optics

  4. Action of Intense Laser Fields

    1. R. R. Schlicher, W. Becker, M. O. Scully
      Pages 145-178
  5. Instabilities and Convection in Liquids and Liquid Crystals

  6. Convection Diffusion and Reaction

  7. Combustion

    1. Paul Clavin, Amable Liñán
      Pages 291-338
    2. L. De Luca, G. Riva, C. Bruno
      Pages 339-348
  8. Instabilities and Nonlinear Phenomena in Solids

    1. C. E. Bottani, G. Caglioti
      Pages 349-361
    2. Franklin E. Walker, Arnold M. Karo, John R. Hardy
      Pages 363-370
  9. Deterministic (Continuous and Discrete) Mathematics of Nonlinear Problems

    1. Siegfried Grossmann
      Pages 413-435
  10. Stochastic Description of Non Linear Problems

    1. Ludwig Arnold, Peter Kotelenez
      Pages 455-471
    2. G. Nicolis, C. Van den Broeck
      Pages 473-503
    3. M. San Miguel, J. M. Sancho
      Pages 505-511
    4. F. J. de la Rubia, J. J. García Sanz, M. G. Velarde
      Pages 513-522
    5. J. J. Brey
      Pages 523-528
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 545-569

About this book


This volume contains the lectures and invited seminars pre­ sented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on NON-EQUILIBRIUM COOPERATIVE PHENOMENA IN PHYSICS AND RELATED FIELDS that was held at EL ESCORIAL (MADRID), SPAIN, on August 1-11, 1983. Most nonlinear problems in dissipative systems, i . e . , most mathematical models in SYNERGETICS are highly trans disciplinary in practice and the list of lecturers and participants at the ASI reflects this di versi ty both in background and interest. The presentation of the material fell into two main categories: tutopia~ Zectures on some basic ideas and methods, both experimental and theoretical, intended to lay a common base for all participants, and a series of more specific lectures and seminars, serving the purpose of exemplying selected but typical applications in their current state of development. Topics were chosen for their basic interest as well as for their potential for applications (laser, hydrodynamics, liquid crystals, EHD, combustion, thermoelasticity, etc. ). We had more seminars and some of the oral presentations were supported or complemented with 16 mm films and on occasion with experimental demonstrations including a special seminar, a social one on broken symmetries in Art and Music. There is here no record of these non-standard acti vi ties. We had, indeed, quite a heavy load for which I was fully responsible. However, the reader and, above all, the participants at the ASI ought to be aware of the fact that in Spain, with.


Experiment Potential Renormalization group nonlinear dynamics thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel G. Velarde
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8570-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8568-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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