N.P. ERNSTING    -    FEMTOSECOND SPECTROSCOPY   Humboldt-Universität Berlin

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Reaction Rate Theory

  1. Elementary observations and concepts for reaction theories
  2. RRKM Theory
  3. Calculation of state densities
  4. Energy transfer by collisions
  5. The Master equation (the statistical background to kinetics)
  6. Examples: Markov chains, birth-and-death processes, random walk
  7. Connections with spectroscopy: correlation functions and spectral densities
  8. Motion of a distribution on the PES, I: Langevin- and Fokker-Planck-Equations
  9. Motion of a distribution on the PES, II: Smoluchowski-Equation and Kramer's treatment
  10. Brownian Oscillator

General Literature:

Gerd Röpke, Statistische Mechanik für das Nichtgleichgewicht, Physik-Verlag 1987

N. G. van Kampen, Stochastic processes in Physics and Chemistry, North-Holland 1981

L. E. Reichl, A Modern Course in Statistical Physics, Wiley 2009


Special Literature:

D. A. McQuarrie, Stochastic Approach to Chemical Kinetics, Methuen's Review Series and Appl. Propability Vol. 8, 1967

and original papers