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Lecture Notes in Physics

Large Deviations in Physics

The Legacy of the Law of Large Numbers

Editors: Vulpiani, A., Cecconi, F., Cencini, M., Puglisi, A., Vergni, D. (Eds.)

  • Gives a unifying view of large deviations
  • Presents modern aspects of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics, disordered and chaotic systems and turbulence
  • Covers both theory and applications
  • Discusses numerical aspects in detail
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This book reviews the basic ideas of the Law of Large Numbers with its consequences to the deterministic world and the issue of ergodicity. Applications of Large Deviations and their outcomes to Physics are surveyed. The book covers topics encompassing ergodicity and its breaking and the modern applications of Large deviations to equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics, disordered and chaotic systems, and turbulence.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • From the Law of Large Numbers to Large Deviation Theory in Statistical Physics: An Introduction

    Cecconi, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Ergodicity: How Can It Be Broken?

    Benettin, Giancarlo (et al.)

    Pages 29-70

  • Large Deviations in Stationary States, Especially Nonequilibrium

    Jona-Lasinio, Giovanni

    Pages 71-92

  • Fluctuation-Dissipation and Fluctuation Relations: From Equilibrium to Nonequilibrium and Back

    Adamo, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 93-133

  • Large Deviations in Disordered Spin Systems

    Crisanti, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 135-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Large Deviations in Physics
Book Subtitle
The Legacy of the Law of Large Numbers
Editors
  • Angelo Vulpiani
  • Fabio Cecconi
  • Massimo Cencini
  • Andrea Puglisi
  • Davide Vergni
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
885
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54251-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54251-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-54250-3
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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