Perspectives on Spin Glasses

by Pierluigi Contucci,

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  • 1139785753
  • 9780521763349
  • 9781139785754
  • 9781139793292
Presenting and developing the theory of spin glasses as a prototype for complex systems, this book is a rigorous and up-to-date introduction to their properties. The book combines a mathematical description with a physical insight of spin glass models. Topics covered include the physical origins of those models and their treatment with replica theory; mathematical properties like correlation inequalities and their use in the thermodynamic limit theory; main exact solutions of the mean field models and their probabilistic structures; and the theory of the structural properties of the spin glass phase such as stochastic stability and the overlap identities. Finally, a detailed account is given of the recent numerical simulation results and properties, including overlap equivalence, ultrametricity and decay of correlations. The book is ideal for mathematical physicists and probabilists working in disordered systems.
  • Cambridge University Press; October 2012
  • ISBN 9781139785754
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  • Title: Perspectives on Spin Glasses
  • Author: Pierluigi Contucci; Cristian Giardinà
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139785753
  • 9780521763349
  • 9781139785754
  • 9781139793292

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'This is a dense and concise review about a large spectrum of topics, related to equilibrium statistical mechanics of disordered systems, in particular spin glasses, on which the Authors have given recent relevant contribution … rigorous, but quite simple, with complete details filled in great clarity.' Journal of Statistical Physics

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139785753
  • 9780521763349
  • 9781139785754
  • 9781139793292