User menu

Shopping cart



The Transition to Chaos: Conservative Classical Systems and Quantum Manifestations (Institute for Nonlinear Science) (Paperback)

The Transition to Chaos: Conservative Classical Systems and Quantum Manifestations (Institute for Nonlinear Science) By Linda Reichl Cover Image
$120.99
Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability

Description


Based on courses given at the universities of Texas in Austin, and California in San Diego, this book treats an active fields of research that touches upon the foundations of physics and chemistry. It presents, in as simple a manner as possible, the basic mechanisms that determine the dynamical evolution of both classical and quantum systems in sufficient generality to include quantum phenomena. The book begins with a discussion of Noether's theorem, integrability, KAM theory, and a definition of chaotic behavior; it continues with a detailed discussion of area-preserving maps, integrable quantum systems, spectral properties, path integrals, and periodically driven systems; and it concludes by showing how to apply the ideas to stochastic systems. The presentation is complete and self-contained; appendices provide much of the needed mathematical background, and there are extensive references to the current literature. Problems at the ends of chapters help students clarify their understanding. In this new edition, the presentation will be brought up to date throughout, and a new chapter on open quantum systems will be added.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781441931634
ISBN-10: 1441931635
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 9th, 2011
Pages: 675
Language: English
Series: Institute for Nonlinear Science
ABA Admin Product Details
Data Source: Ingram
Created At: 12/14/2014 05:04pm
Last Updated At: 4/17/2021 02:54pm