Time-Dependent Statistical Mechanics

  • Alexandre J. Chorin
  • Ole H. Hald
Part of the Surveys and Tutorials in the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (STAMS, volume 1)


We now turn to the statistical mechanics of systems not in equilibrium. The first few sections are devoted to special cases, which will be used to build up experience with the questions one can reasonably ask and the kinds of answer one may expect. A general formalism will follow, with applications.


Initial Data Memory Term Langevin Equation Liouville Equation Hermite Polynomial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Californian at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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