Statistical Physics II

Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

  • Ryogo Kubo
  • Morikazu Toda
  • Natsuki Hashitsume

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Ryogo Kubo, Morikazu Toda, Natsuki Hashitsume
    Pages 1-39
  3. Ryogo Kubo, Morikazu Toda, Natsuki Hashitsume
    Pages 40-108
  4. Ryogo Kubo, Morikazu Toda, Natsuki Hashitsume
    Pages 109-145
  5. Ryogo Kubo, Morikazu Toda, Natsuki Hashitsume
    Pages 146-202
  6. Ryogo Kubo, Morikazu Toda, Natsuki Hashitsume
    Pages 203-263
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-281

About this book


This volume of Statistical Physics consititutes the second part of Statistical Physics (Springer Series in Solid-State Science, Vols. 30, 31) and is devoted to nonequilibrium theories of statistical mechanics. We start with an intro­ duction to the stochastic treatment of Brownian motion and then proceed to general problems involved in deriving a physical process from an underlying more basic process. Relaxation from nonequilibrium to equilibrium states and the response of a system to an external disturbance form the central problems of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. These problems are treated both phenomenologically and microscopically along the lines of re­ cent developments. Emphasis is placed on fundamental concepts and methods rather than on applications which are too numerous to be treated exhaustively within the limited space of this volume. For information on the general aim of this book, the reader is referred to the Foreword. For further reading, the reader should consult the bibliographies, although these are not meant to be exhaustive.


Absorption Boltzmann equation Brownian motion Diffusion Green’s functions Physics Potential Sorption equilibrium mechanics polarization solution statistical mechanics statistical physics stochastic process

Authors and affiliations

  • Ryogo Kubo
    • 1
    • 4
  • Morikazu Toda
    • 2
  • Natsuki Hashitsume
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityKohoku-ku, Yokohama 223Japan
  2. 2.Tokyo University of EducationShibuya-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceOchanomizu UniversityTokyo 112Japan
  4. 4.University of TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-96703-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96701-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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