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Brownian Motion: Fluctuations, Dynamics, and Applications

Robert M. Mazo


Brownian motion is the incessant motion of small particles immersed in an ambient medium. It is due to fluctuations in the motion of the medium particles on the molecular scale. The name has been carried over to other fluctuation phenomena. This book treats the physical theory of Brownian motion. The extensive mathematical theory, which treats the subject as a subfield of the general theory of random processes, is touched on but not presented in any detail. Random or stochastic process theory and statistical mechanics are the primary tools. The first eight chapters treat the stochastic theory ... More

Keywords: Brownian motion, fluctuations, noise, diffusion, stochastic processes, Brownian particles, simulation, fractals, chaos

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199556441
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert M. Mazo, author
University of Oregon, USA