Stochastic processes in physics, chemistry, and biology / Jan A. Freund, Thorsten Pöschel (eds.).
Contributor(s): Freund, Jan A | Pöschel, ThorstenMaterial type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 557.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2000Description: 1 online resource (x, 516 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540453963; 3540453962Subject(s): Stochastic processes | Stochastic processesGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Stochastic processes in physics, chemistry, and biology.DDC classification: 519.2 LOC classification: QA274 | .S8235 2000Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references.
From the contents: Stochastic Transport and Brownian Motion -- Stochastic Resonance and Phase Synchronization -- Noise-Induced Phase Transitions and Reactive Processes -- Large Fluctuations and Noise in Chaotic Systems -- Structure Formation.
The theory of stochastic processes provides a huge arsenal of methods suitable for analyzing the influence of noise on a wide range of systems. Noise-induced, noise-supported or noise-enhanced effects sometimes offer an explanation for as yet open problems (information transmission in the nervous system and information processing in the brain, processes at the cell level, enzymatic reactions, etc.), or pave the way to novel technological applications. Noise can play a prominent role in structure formation in physics, chemistry and biology, e.g. current filaments in semiconductors, catalytic reactions on surfaces, complex dynamics of the heart, brain, or of ecosystems. The book reviews those aspects of applied stochastics addressing researchers as well as students.