Anomalous Transport: Foundations and Applications

Anomalous Transport: Foundations and Applications

Editor(s): Rainer Klages, Günter Radons, Igor M. Sokolov

Published Online: 30 SEP 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527407224

Online ISBN: 9783527622979

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622979

About this Book

This multi-author reference work provides a unique introduction to the currently emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of those transport processes that cannot be described by using standard methods of statistical mechanics. It comprehensively summarizes topics ranging from mathematical foundations of anomalous dynamics to the most recent experiments in this field. In so doing, this monograph extracts and emphasizes common principles and methods from many different disciplines while providing up-to-date coverage of this new field of research, considering such diverse applications as plasma physics, glassy material, cell science, and socio-economic aspects.
The book will be of interest to both theorists and experimentalists in nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics and stochastic processes. It also forms an ideal starting point for graduate students moving into this area. 18 chapters written by internationally recognized experts in this field provide in-depth introductions to fundamental aspects of anomalous transport.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      In Memoriam: Radu Balescu (pages 1–12)

      Boris Weyssow, Angelo Vulpiani, Francesco Mainardi, Raul Sánchez and Diego del-Castillo-Negrete

  1. Part I: Fractional Calculus and Stochastic Theory

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    2. Chapter 5

      Introduction to the Theory of Lévy Flights (pages 129–162)

      Alexei V. Chechkin, Ralf Metzler, Joseph Klafter and Vsevolod Yu. Gonchar

  2. Part II: Dynamical Systems and Deterministic Transport

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  3. Part III: Anomalous Transport in Disordered Systems

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    2. Chapter 12

      Anomalous Transport in Glass-Forming Liquids (pages 347–366)

      Walter Kob, Gustavo A. Appignanesi, J. Ariel Rodríguez Fris and Ruben A. Montani

    3. Chapter 13

      Subdiffusion-Limited Reactions (pages 367–395)

      Santos Bravo Yuste, Katja Lindenberg and Juan Jesús Ruiz-Lorenzo

  4. Part IV: Applications to Complex Systems and Experimental Results

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