Issue 2 (2002)

Special issue containing papers presented at the meeting "Inhomogeneous Random Systems (Rapidity of Convergence to Equilibrium or Stationary States, Coarse Graining in Statistical Mechanics with Long Range Potentials)" held at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, near Paris, 23-24 January 2001. Editors Ellen Saada, Thierry Gobron and Francois Dunlop.


Finite-Dimensional Functional Analysis Applied to Transfer Operators for Infinite-Dimensional Maps
Computing the Rate of Decay of Correlations in Expanding and Hyperbolic Systems
Stochastic Hamiltonian Systems: Exponential Convergence to the Invariant Measure, and Discretization by the Implicit Euler Scheme
Geometric Ergodicity of Some Hypo-Elliptic Diffusions for Particle Motions
Disks on a Sphere and Two-Dimensional Glasses
Approach to Equilibrium for Kac Master Equation
Hypercontractivity of Hamilton - Jacobi Equations
On the Trend to Equilibrium for Kinetic Equations
Relaxation to Equilibrium of Spin Exchange Dynamics for Lattice Gases
The Liquid and Vapor Phases in Particle Models with Kac Potentials
On the van der Waals Theory of Surface Tension
Free Energy Functionals in the Mesoscopic Description of Phase Transitions
Statistical Mechanics of Nonlinear Elasticity
Dynamic Fluctuations for Kac and Related Models
Cluster Expansions of Small Contours in Abstract Pirogov - Sinai Models