The Physics of Chaos in Hamiltonanian Systems [2ed.]9781860947957, 1-86094-795-6

Author : George M. Zaslavsky
Description:This book aims to familiarize the reader with the essential properties of the chaotic dynamics of Hamiltonian systems by avoiding specialized mathematical tools, thus making it easily accessible to a broader audience of researchers and students. Unique material on the most intriguing and fascinating topics of unsolved and current problems in contemporary chaos theory is presented. The coverage includes: separatrix chaos; properties and a description of systems with non-ergodic dynamics; the distribution of Poincar recurrences and their role in transport theory; dynamical models of the Maxwell's Demon, the occurrence of persistent fluctuations, and a detailed discussion of their role in the problem underlying the foundation of statistical physics; the emergence of stochastic webs in phase space and their link to space tiling with periodic (crystal type) and aperiodic (quasi-crystal type) symmetries.
Categories: Physics Mechanics: Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
Year :2007
Publisher : Imperial College Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 337
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