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Introduction to Percolation Theory Second Edition

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ISBN-10: 0748402535

ISBN-13: 9780748402533

Edition: 2nd 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Dietrich Stauffer, Ammon Aharony

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Percolation theory deals with clustering, criticality, diffusion, fractals, phase transitions and disordered systems. It provides a quantitative model for understanding these phenomena, and therefore a theoretical and statistical background to many physical and natural sciences. This book explains the basic theory for the graduate while also reaching into the specialized fields of disordered systems and renormalization groups. Much of the book deals with systems lying close to the critical point phase transition point, where the subject is at its most interesting and sensitive. This text is ideal for those who deal with systems which exhibit critical points and phase transition behavior.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/18/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

University Professor of Theoretical Physics since 1977, research mostly with computer simulations (Monte Carlo), biophysics since 1986, ageing since 1993, econophysics since 1998, sociophysics since 2000, linguistics since 2004.

Introduction: Forest Fires, Fractal Oil Fields and Diffusion
Cluster Numbers
Cluster Structure
Finite Size Scaling and the Renormalization Group
Conductivity and Related Properties
Walks, Dynamics and Quantum Effects
Application to Thermal Phase Transitions
Numerical Techniques
Dimension Dependent Approximations