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By J. R. Dorfman

This ebook is an creation to the purposes in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of chaotic dynamics, and in addition to using ideas in statistical mechanics vital for an figuring out of the chaotic behaviour of fluid structures. the elemental innovations of dynamical platforms thought are reviewed and straightforward examples are given. complex themes together with SRB and Gibbs measures, volatile periodic orbit expansions, and functions to billiard-ball structures, are then defined. The textual content emphasises the connections among shipping coefficients, had to describe macroscopic homes of fluid flows, and amounts, akin to Lyapunov exponents and Kolmogorov-Sinai entropies, which describe the microscopic, chaotic behaviour of the fluid. Later chapters think of the jobs of the increasing and contracting manifolds of hyperbolic dynamical structures and the big variety of debris in macroscopic platforms. routines, particular references and proposals for additional studying are integrated.

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