Fluctuation-Dissipation: Response Theory in Statistical Physics
by U.M.B. Marconi, A. Puglisi, L. Rondoni, A. Vulpiani
Publisher: arXiv 2008
Number of pages: 148
General aspects of the Fluctuation-Dissipation Relation (FDR), and Response Theory are considered. After analyzing the conceptual and historical relevance of fluctuations in statistical mechanics, we illustrate the relation between the relaxation of spontaneous fluctuations, and the response to an external perturbation.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by A. L. Kuzemsky - arXiv
The thermodynamic limit in statistical thermodynamics of many-particle systems is an important issue. We review the past and present disposition of thermodynamic limiting procedure in the structure of the contemporary statistical mechanics ...
by H.T.C. Stoof - Utrecht University
We give a self-contained introduction to the quantum field theory for many-particle systems, using functional methods throughout. We focus in general on the behavior of so-called quantum liquids, i.e., quantum gases and liquids.
by Michael Cross - Caltech
The author discusses using statistical mechanics to understand real systems, rather than ideal systems that can be solved exactly. In addition dynamics and fluctuations are considered. These notes are an attempt to summarize the main points.
by Gunnar Pruessner - Imperial College London
This is an attempt to deliver, within a couple of hours, a few key-concepts of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The goal is to develop some ideas of contemporary research. Many of the ideas are illustrated or even introduced by examples.