Langevin And Fokkerplanck Equations And Their Generalizations (eBook)
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de Sau Fa Kwok
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This invaluable book provides a broad introduction to a rapidly growing area of nonequilibrium statistical physics. The first part of the book complements the classical book on the Langevin and Fokker–Planck equations (H. Risken, The Fokker–Planck Equation: Methods of Solution and Applications (Springer, 1996)). Some topics and methods of solutions are presented and discussed in details which are not described in Risken's book, such as the method of similarity solution, the method of characteristics, transformation of diffusion processes into the Wiener process in different prescriptions, harmonic noise and relativistic Brownian motion. Connection between the Langevin equation and Tsallis distribution is also discussed.
Due to the growing interest in the research on the generalized Langevin equations, several of them are presented. They are described with some details.
Recent research on the integro-differential Fokker–Planck equation derived from the continuous time random walk model shows that the topic has several aspects to be explored. This equation is worked analytically for the linear force and the generic waiting time probability distribution function. Moreover, generalized Klein-Kramers equations are also presented and discussed. They have the potential to be applied to natural systems, such as biological systems.
- Langevin and Fokker–Planck Equations
- Fokker–Planck Equation for One Variable and its Solution
- Fokker–Planck Equation for Several Variables
- Generalized Langevin Equations
- Continuous Time Random Walk Model
- Uncoupled Continuous Time Random Walk Model andits Solution
Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematical physics and statistical physics; biologists and chemists who are interested in nonequilibrium statistical physics.
Keywords:Langevin Equation;FokkerPlanck Equation;Klein-Kramers Equation;Continuous Time Random Walk Model;Colored Noise;Tsallis Entropy;Population Growth Models;Wright Functions;MittagLeffler Function;Method of Similarity Solution;First Passage Time;Relativistic Brownian Motion;Fractional Derivatives;Integro-Differential FokkerPlanck EquationsReview:Key Features:
- This book complements Risken's book on the Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations. Some topics and methods of solutions are presented and discussed in details which are not described in Risken's book
- Several generalized Langevin equations are presented and discussed with some detail
- Integro-differential Fokker–Planck equation is derived from the uncoupled continuous time random walk model for generic waiting time probability distribution function which can be used to distinguish the differences for the initial and intermediate times with the same behavior in the long-time limit. Moreover, generalized Klein–Kramers equations are also described and discussed. To our knowledge these approaches are not found in other textbooks