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Springer Theses

Jamming and Glass Transitions

In Mean-Field Theories and Beyond

Authors: Altieri, Ada

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  • Offers a detailed overview of supercooled liquids and glassy systems
  • Explains every facet of the jamming paradigm and its connections with an archetype model of learning, the perceptron
  • Provides advanced analytical techniques both in high-dimensional systems and in lattice models
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About this book

The work described in this book originates from a major effort to develop a fundamental theory of the glass and the jamming transitions. 

The first chapters guide the reader through the phenomenology of supercooled liquids and structural glasses and provide the tools to analyze the most frequently used models able to predict the complex behavior of such systems. A fundamental outcome is a detailed theoretical derivation of an effective thermodynamic potential, along with the study of anomalous vibrational properties of sphere systems. The interested reader can find in these pages a clear and deep analysis of mean-field models as well as the description of advanced beyond-mean-field perturbative expansions. To investigate important second-order phase transitions in lattice models, the last part of the book proposes an innovative theoretical approach, based on a multi-layer construction. 

The different methods developed in this thesis shed new light on important connections among constraint satisfaction problems, jamming and critical phenomena in complex systems, and lay part of the groundwork for a complete theory of amorphous solids.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 107,09 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23600-7
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23599-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jamming and Glass Transitions
Book Subtitle
In Mean-Field Theories and Beyond
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23600-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23600-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23599-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 220
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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