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Reaction-Transport Systems

Mesoscopic Foundations, Fronts, and Spatial Instabilities

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Reaction-Transport Systems by Vicenc Mendez
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This book is an introduction to the dynamics of reaction-diffusion systems, with a focus on fronts and stationary spatial patterns. Emphasis is on systems that are non-standard in the sense that either the transport is not simply classical diffusion (Brownian motion) or the system is not homogeneous. A important feature is the derivation of the basic phenomenological equations from the mesoscopic system properties. Topics addressed include transport with inertia, described by persistent random walks and hyperbolic reaction-transport equations and transport by anomalous diffusion, in particular subdiffusion, where the mean square displacement grows sublinearly with time. In particular reaction-diffusion systems are studied where the medium is in turn either spatially inhomogeneous, compositionally heterogeneous or spatially discrete. Applications span a vast range of interdisciplinary fields and the systems considered can be as different as human or animal groups migrating under external influences, population ecology and evolution, complex chemical reactions, or networks of biological cells. Several chapters treat these applications in detail.
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Country of Publication
Germany
Illustrations
109 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 454 p. 109 illus.
Imprint
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Pages
454
Dimensions
156x234x26
ISBN-13
9783642114427
Product ID
4003258

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