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12. G. Nicolis and I. Prigogine, Self-Organization in Nonequilibrium Systems: From Dissipative Structures to Order through Fluctuations, John Wiley & Sons [Interscience], New York. Translations in Russian, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese. 13. I. , San Francisco [French title: Temps et devenir, Masson, Paris]. Translations in eight languages. 14. G. Nicolis and I. Prigogine, Exploring Complexity, Freeman, New York. Translations in six languages. 15. D. Kondepudi and I. Prigogine, Modern Thermodynamics, From Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.

In what way could one get rid of the restriction to small values of the characteristic parameter and generalize this behavior to systems with arbitrarily strong coupling? A first answer to this difficult question was elaborated from 1966 on. A new methodology was introduced by C. George in 1967. It consisted of identifying a ‘‘piece’’ of of the distribution function that would evolve irreversibly to equilibrium, following a ‘‘subdynamics,’’ independently of its complementary part. This identification is made operational by introducing a set of projectors, leading to a new, very elegant formulation of statistical mechanics.

There exist various degrees of instability. MPC prove (with full mathematical rigor) that the ‘‘mixing’’ condition is necessary for the existence of à (we do not discuss here the details of the definitions). MGC showed later that a somewhat stronger condition (K-flows = Kolmogorov flows) is sufficient. In other words, the sentence ‘‘A K-flow is an intrinsically stochastic system’’ is a mathematical theorem. This relates the search for intrinsically stochastic systems to the ergodic theory, as developed in the second half of the twentieth century, especially by the Russian mathematicians Kolmogorov, Arnold, and Sinai.

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