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Mathematics - Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes | Entropy, Large Deviations, and Statistical Mechanics

Entropy, Large Deviations, and Statistical Mechanics

Ellis, Richard

Originally published as Vol. 271 in the series "Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften"

Reprint of the 1st ed. Springer-Verlag New York 1985, XVIII, 364p.


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From the reviews:

"... Besides the fact that the author's treatment of large deviations is a nice contribution to the literature on the subject, his book has the virue that it provides a beautifully unified and mathematically appealing account of certain aspects of statistical mechanics. ... Furthermore, he does not make the mistake of assuming that his mathematical audience will be familiar with the physics and has done an admireable job of explaining the necessary physical background. Finally, it is clear that the author's book is the product of many painstaking hours of work; and the reviewer is confident that its readers will benefit from his efforts." D. Stroock in Mathematical Reviews 1985

"... Each chapter of the book is followed by a notes section and by a problems section. There are over 100 problems, many of which have hints. The book may be recommended as a text, it provides a completly self-contained reading ..." S. Pogosian in Zentralblatt für Mathematik 1986

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Large deviations - convergence properties - mechanics - statistical mechanics - stochastic systems

Related subjects » Complexity - Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes

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