Fluctuating parameters look in quite a few actual platforms and phenomena. they generally come both as random forces/sources, or advecting velocities, or media (material) parameters, like refraction index, conductivity, diffusivity, and so on. the well-known instance of Brownian particle suspended in fluid and subjected to random molecular bombardment laid the root for contemporary stochastic calculus and statistical physics. different vital examples contain turbulent shipping and diffusion of particle-tracers (pollutants), or non-stop densities (''oil slicks''), wave propagation and scattering in randomly inhomogeneous media, for example mild or sound propagating within the turbulent atmosphere.

Such versions certainly render to statistical description, the place the enter parameters and options are expressed through random procedures and fields. the basic challenge of stochastic dynamics is to spot the fundamental features of process (its country and evolution), and relate these to the enter parameters of the approach and preliminary data.

This increases a bunch of difficult mathematical matters. you will infrequently remedy such platforms precisely (or nearly) in a closed analytic shape, and their suggestions rely in a classy implicit demeanour at the initial-boundary facts, forcing and system's (media) parameters . In mathematical phrases such resolution turns into a sophisticated "nonlinear practical" of random fields and processes.

Part I offers mathematical formula for the elemental actual versions of delivery, diffusion, propagation and develops a few analytic tools.

Part II and III units up and applies the ideas of variational calculus and stochastic research, like Fokker-Plank equation to these types, to provide specified or approximate strategies, or in worst case numeric approaches. The exposition is stimulated and validated with various examples.

Part IV takes up matters for the coherent phenomena in stochastic dynamical structures, defined by means of traditional and partial differential equations, like wave propagation in randomly layered media (localization), turbulent advection of passive tracers (clustering), wave propagation in disordered second and 3D media.

For the sake of reader I supply a number of appendixes (Part V) that provide many technical mathematical info wanted within the book.

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