The Noisy Oscillator: First Hundred Years From Einstein Until Now - Moshe Gitterman
World Scientific Publishing (2006)
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Noise, Oscillations, Statistical mechanics, Stochastic differential equations

This book contains comprehensive descriptions of stochastic processes described by underdamped and overdamped oscillator equations with additive and multiplicative random forcing. The latter is associated with random frequency or random damping. The coverage includes descriptions of various new phenomena discovered in the last hundred years since the explanation of Brownian motion by Einstein, Smoluchovski and Langevin, such as the shift of stable points, noise-enhanced stability, stochastic resonance, resonant activation, and stabilization of metastable states. In addition to many applications in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, economics and sociology, these discoveries have clarified the deep relationship between determinism and stochasticity, which turns out to be complimentary rather than contradictory, with noise playing both constructive and destructive roles.

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LoC Classification QC174.8 .G54 2005
Dewey 530.13
Format Hardcover
Cover Price 49,00 €
No. of Pages 160
Height x Width 240 mm
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