Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Some Applications of Chaos Theory to Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Speaker: Professor R. Dorfman
Speaker Info: U. Maryland
Brief Description:
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This will be a brief survey of some of the recent applications of chaos theory to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. We show how transport coefficients for fluid systems can be expressed in terms of Lyapunov exponents and Kolmogorov-Sinai entropies, and how these latter quantities are defined and calculated for simple systems. The role of chaos theory for understanding irreversible entropy production will also be discussed, time permitting.
Date: Tuesday , March 11, 1997
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Tech 3396
Contact Person: Prof. Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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