By Bastien Chopard

ISBN-10: 0521461685

ISBN-13: 9780521461689

This booklet presents a self-contained creation to mobile automata and lattice Boltzmann strategies. starting with a bankruptcy introducing the fundamental techniques of this constructing box, a moment bankruptcy describes tools utilized in mobile automata modeling. Following chapters talk about the statistical mechanics of lattice gases, diffusion phenomena, reaction-diffusion techniques and non-equilibrium part transitions. a last bankruptcy appears to be like at different types and functions, corresponding to wave propagation and multiparticle fluids. With a pedagogic procedure, the quantity specializes in using mobile automata within the framework of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics. It additionally emphasises application-oriented difficulties equivalent to fluid dynamics and trend formation. The booklet comprises many examples and difficulties. A word list and a close bibliography also are incorporated. this may be a important ebook for graduate scholars and researchers operating in statistical physics, reliable kingdom physics, chemical physics and laptop technology.