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- DescriptionPhysicalkineticsisthe?nalsectiofthecourseoftheoreticalphysics in its standard presentation. It stays at the boundary between g- eral theories and their applications (solid state theory, theory of gases, plasma, and so on), because the treatment of kinetic phemena always depends on speci?c structural features of materials. On the other hand, the physical kinetics as a part of the quantum theory of macroscopic systems is far from being complete. A number of its fundamental - sues, such as the problem of irreversibility and mechanisms of chaotic responses, are w attracting considerable attention. Other important sections, for example, kinetic phemena in disordered and/or strongly n-equilibrium systems and, in particular, phase transitions in these systems, are currently under investigation. The quantum theory of m- surements and quantum information processing actively developing in the last decade are based on the quantum kinetic theory. Because a deductive theoretical exposition of the subject is t c- venient, the authors restrict themselves to a lecture-style presentation. Now the physical kinetics seems to be at the stage of development when, according to Newton, studying examples is more instructive than lea- ing rules. In view of these circumstances, the methods of the kinetic theory are presented here t in a general form but as applications for description of speci?c systems and treatment of particular kinetic p- mena. The quantum features of kinetic phemena can arise for several r- sons.
- Author(s)Fedir T. Vasko,Oleg E. Raichev
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication16/08/2005
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note10 black & white illustrations, biography
- Weight1543 g
- Width178 mm
- Height235 mm
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