Fluctuating parameters appear in a variety of physical systems and phenomena. They typically come either as random forces/sources, or advecting velocities, or media (material) parameters, like refraction index, conductivity, diffusivity, etc. The well known example of Brownian particle suspended in fluid and subjected to random molecular bombardment laid the foundation for modern stochastic calculus and statistical physics. Other important examples include turbulent transport and diffusion of particle-tracers (pollutants), or continuous densities (”oil slicks”), wave propagation and scattering in randomly inhomogeneous media, for instance light or sound propagating in the turbulent atmosphere.
- Author(s) : Valery I. Klyatskin 1988 Research Professor of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Russian Academy of Science;<br>1977 D. Sc. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences Acoustical Institute Russian Academy of Science;<br>1968 Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences Institute of Atmospheric Physics Russian Academy of Science;<br>1964 M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (FIZTEX).
- Number of pages: 212 pages
- ISBN-10: 0444517960
- ISBN-13 : 978-0444517968
- Publisher : Elsevier Science; 1st edition (2005)
- Language: : English
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