Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Systems with Long-Range Interactions

  • Thierry Dauxois
  • Stefano Ruffo
  • Ennio Arimondo
  • Martin Wilkens

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 602)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Systems with Long-Range Interactions: An Introduction

    1. Thierry Dauxois, Stefano Ruffo, Ennio Arimondo, Martin Wilkens
      Pages 1-19
  3. Statistical Mechanics

    1. Julien Barré, David Mukamel, Stefano Ruffo
      Pages 45-67
    2. Philippe Chomaz, Francesca Gulminelli
      Pages 68-129
    3. Eddie G. D. Cohen, Iaroslav Ispolatov
      Pages 130-139
    4. Constantino Tsallis, Andrea Rapisarda, Vito Latora, Fulvio Baldovin
      Pages 140-162
  4. Astrophysics

  5. Bose-Einstein Condensation

    1. Oliver Morsch, Ennio Arimondo
      Pages 312-331
    2. Gershon Kurizki, Stefano Giovanazzi, Duncan O’Dell, Alexandre I. Artemiev
      Pages 369-403
  6. Nonlinear Dynamics

    1. Thierry Dauxois, Vito Latora, Andrea Rapisarda, Stefano Ruffo, Alessandro Torcini
      Pages 458-487
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 489-492

About this book


Properties of systems with long range interactions are still poorly understood despite being of importance in most areas of physics. The present volume introduces and reviews the effort of constructing a coherent thermodynamic treatment of such systems by combining tools from statistical mechanics with concepts and methods from dynamical systems. Analogies and differences between various systems are examined by considering a large range of applications, with emphasis on Bose--Einstein condensates. Written as a set of tutorial reviews, the book will be useful for both the experienced researcher as well as the nonexpert scientist or postgraduate student.


Adsorption Bose-Einstein condensation Helium-Atom-Streuung astrophysics cluster entropy long range interactions long-range interaction nonequilibrium dynamics nonextensive thermodynamics nonlinear dynamics phase Transition statistical mechanic

Editors and affiliations

  • Thierry Dauxois
    • 1
  • Stefano Ruffo
    • 2
  • Ennio Arimondo
    • 3
  • Martin Wilkens
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de PhysiqueENS LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Energetica “S. Stecco”Universitá di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá degli Studi di PisaPisaItaly
  4. 4.Institut für PhysikUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44315-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45835-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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