Time Correlations and Fluctuations

  • Herbert Spohn
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


We developed a simple picture of the macroscopic, large scale description of fluids: on a sufficiently coarse space-time scale the locally conserved fields are deterministic and are governed by the hydrodynamic equations. A very natural idea is to refine now the scale of observation such as to discern the fluctuating deviations from the deterministic law. We consider only the case of thermal equilibrium. The extension to local equilibrium states is then a small further step. We will explain the theory for the case of fluctuating hydrodynamics. But in fact the method to be developed is very general and in particular applicable to the various kinetic equations.


Stochastic Differential Equation Transport Coefficient Vlasov Equation Fluctuation Field Macroscopic Equation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Spohn
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  1. 1.Theoretische PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Fed. Rep. of Germany

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