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Author Cross, Michael (Michael Clifford)

Title Pattern formation and dynamics in nonequilibrium systems / Michael Cross, Henry Greenside
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 535 pages) : illustrations
Contents Linear instability : basics -- Linear instability : applications -- Nonlinear states -- Models -- One-dimensional amplitude equation -- Amplitude equations for two-dimensional patterns -- Defects and fronts -- Patterns far from threshold -- Oscillatory patterns -- Excitable media -- Numerical methods
Summary Many exciting frontiers of science and engineering require understanding the spatiotemporal properties of sustained nonequilibrium systems such as fluids, plasmas, reacting and diffusing chemicals, crystals solidifying from a melt, heart muscle, and networks of excitable neurons in brains. This introductory textbook for graduate students in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics provides a systematic account of the basic science common to these diverse areas. This book provides a careful pedagogical motivation of key concepts, discusses why diverse nonequilibrium systems often show similar patterns and dynamics, and gives a balanced discussion of the role of experiments, simulation, and analytics. It contains numerous worked examples and over 150 exercises. This book will also interest scientists who want to learn about the experiments, simulations, and theory that explain how complex patterns form in sustained nonequilibrium systems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 526-530) and index
Subject Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Form Electronic book
Author Greenside, Henry.
LC no. 2009281845
ISBN 0511592701
0511627203 (electronic bk.)
0511651511 (electronic bk.)
9780511627200 (electronic bk.)
9780511651519 (electronic bk.)