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Hard Ball Systems and the Lorentz Gas
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Part I. Mathematics: 1. D. Burago, S. Ferleger, A. Kononenko: A Geometric Approach to Semi-Dispersing Billiards.- 2. T. J. Murphy, E. G. D. Cohen: On the Sequences of Collisions Among Hard Spheres in Infinite Spacel- 3. N. Simanyi: Hard Ball Systems and Semi-Dispersive Billiards: Hyperbolicity and Ergodicity.- 4. N. Chernov, L.-S. Young: Decay of Correlations for Lorentz Gases and Hard Balls.- 5. N. Chernov: Entropy Values and Entropy Bounds.- 6. L. A. Bunimovich: Existence of Transport Coefficients.- 7. C. Liverani: Interacting Particles.- 8. J. L. Lebowitz, J. Piasecki and Ya. G. Sinai: Scaling Dynamics of a Massive Piston in an Ideal Gas .- Part II. Physics: 1. H. van Beijeren, R. van Zon, J. R. Dorfman: Kinetic Theory Estimates for the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy, and the Largest Lyapunov Exponents for Dilute, Hard-Ball Gases and for Dilute, Random Lorentz Gases.- 2. H. A. Posch and R. Hirschl: Simulation of Billiards and of Hard-Body Fluids.- 3. C. P. Dettmann: The Lorentz Gas: a Paradigm for Nonequilibrium Stationary States.- 4. T. Tl, J. Vollmer: Entropy Balance, Multibaker Maps, and the Dynamics of the Lorentz Gas.- Appendix: 1. D. Szasz: Boltzmanns Ergodic Hypothesis, a Conjecture for Centuries?

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"... The reviews have been written for a non-specialist mature audience and are quite accessible, even in the first part. The bibliography is very generous. Overall, the book constitutes an excellent introduction into this active, sometimes controversial, field. Anybody interested in the recent advances of dynamical systems theory applied to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics will find this book of use. ..." Daniel Wojcik, Pure and Applied Geophysics 160, p. 1376-1378, 2003

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