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## Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

*Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz*

- Published in print:
- 2010
- Published Online:
- January 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199577224
- eISBN:
- 9780191722943
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Phase transitions and critical phenomena have consistently been among the principal subjects of active studies in statistical physics. The simple act of transforming one state of matter or phase into ... More

## Probabilities in Physics

*Claus Beisbart and Stephan Hartmann (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199577439
- eISBN:
- 9780191730603
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577439.001.0001
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Many theories and models from physics are probabilistic. This observation raises several philosophical questions: What are probabilities in physics? Do they reflect objective chances which exist ... More

## CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198566748
- eISBN:
- 9780191717994
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566748.003.0004
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides a simple physical interpretation to the formal continuum limit that has led, from an integral over position variables corresponding to discrete times, to a path integral. It ... More

## Statistical physics and probability theory

*Marc Mézard and Andrea Montanari*

### in Information, Physics, and Computation

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- September 2009
- ISBN:
- 9780198570837
- eISBN:
- 9780191718755
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570837.003.0002
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the basic concepts of statistical physics. The restrictive point of view adopted here keeps to classical (non-quantum) statistical physics and treats it as a branch of ... More

## New Tools for Extreme-Value Analysis: Statistical Physics Goes beyond Its Borders

*Franck Jovanovic and Christophe Schinckus*

### in Econophysics and Financial Economics: An Emerging Dialogue

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- December 2016
- ISBN:
- 9780190205034
- eISBN:
- 9780190205065
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205034.003.0003
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 3 clarifies the theoretical and methodological foundations of econophysics. This crucial chapter details the contextual factors that contributed to the advent of econophysics. More precisely, ... More

## Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics: An Introduction to Key Concepts

*Jochen Rau*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- November 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780199595068
- eISBN:
- 9780191844300
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780199595068.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Statistical physics and thermodynamics describe the behaviour of systems on the macroscopic scale. Their methods are applicable to a wide range of phenomena: from heat engines to chemical reactions, ... More

## Statistical physics: a crash course

*Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell*

### in Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- June 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199699322
- eISBN:
- 9780191779435
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.003.0022
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A rapid crash course in basic statistical physics is given, showing how the partition function can be used to manufacture any desired thermodynamic quantity or correlation function.

## Econophysics and Physical Economics

*Peter Richmond, Jürgen Mimkes, and Stefan Hutzler*

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- December 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199674701
- eISBN:
- 9780191780066
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674701.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

An understanding of the behaviour of financial assets and the evolution of economies has never been as important as it is today. This book looks at these complex systems from the perspective of the ... More

## Quantum field theory: An effective theory

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in From Random Walks to Random Matrices

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- August 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198787754
- eISBN:
- 9780191829840
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198787754.003.0008
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 8 discusses effective field theory. This concept is inspired by the theory of critical phenomena in statistical physics and based on renormalization group ideas. The basic idea behind ... More

## Statistical Physics, Optimization, Inference, and Message-Passing Algorithms: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Special Issue, October 2013

*Florent Krzakala, Federico Ricci-Tersenghi, Lenka Zdeborova, Riccardo Zecchina, Eric W. Tramel, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)*

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- March 2016
- ISBN:
- 9780198743736
- eISBN:
- 9780191803802
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743736.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book contains a collection of the presentations that were given in October 2013 at the Les Houches Autumn School on statistical physics, optimization, inference, and message-passing algorithms. ... More

## Physical Sciences for Nonphysical Problems: Understanding and Controlling Human Disease

*Lazaros K. Gallos*

### in Complex Systems and Population Health

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- July 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780190880743
- eISBN:
- 9780190880774
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780190880743.003.0018
- Subject:
- Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

To begin understanding noncommunicable diseases in a population, researchers must understand how people are connected to each other, how they interact with each other, and if there are external ... More

## Meaning of the Living State

*Cole Mathis*

### in Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- June 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780190915650
- eISBN:
- 9780197506066
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780190915650.003.0006
- Subject:
- Biology, Bioethics

This chapter draws inspiration from statistical physics to describe a statistical category that can be termed the “living state.” References to a living state can be found throughout origin of life ... More

## When Formulas Freeze: Phase Transitions in Computation

*Cristopher Moore and Stephan Mertens*

### in The Nature of Computation

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- December 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199233212
- eISBN:
- 9780191775079
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233212.003.0014
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Certain formulas, such as the 3-SAT formula, undergo a phase transition from almost certain satisfiability to almost certain unsatisfiability when the number of constraints per variable reaches a ... More

## Counting, Sampling, and Statistical Physics

*Cristopher Moore and Stephan Mertens*

### in The Nature of Computation

- Published in print:
- 2011
- Published Online:
- December 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199233212
- eISBN:
- 9780191775079
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233212.003.0013
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The objects that are solutions to an NP-complete problem are difficult to count. Counting can be a subtle and complex problem even when the corresponding existence and optimisation problems are in P. ... More

## Slow relaxations and nonequilibrium dynamics in classical and quantum systems

*Giulio Biroli*

### in Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems out of Equilibrium: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 99, August 2012

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- August 2016
- ISBN:
- 9780198768166
- eISBN:
- 9780191821905
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768166.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides an introduction to several important and interesting facets of out-of-equilibrium dynamics. If in the past hard condensed matter and classical statistical physics remained ... More

## The Lattice Boltzmann Equation: For Complex States of Flowing Matter

*Sauro Succi*

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- June 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780199592357
- eISBN:
- 9780191847967
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780199592357.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Over the past near three decades, the Lattice Boltzmann method has gained a prominent role as an efficient computational method for the numerical simulation of a wide variety of complex states of ... More

## Spin liquids and frustrated magnetism

*John T. Chalker*

### in Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 103, August 2014

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- March 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198785781
- eISBN:
- 9780191827600
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785781.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Two important markers in the history of research on spin liquids and frustrated magnetism are Anderson’s suggestion, over 40 years ago, of the resonating valence bond state as an alternative to Néel ... More

## Combinatorial Solutions of the Ising Model

*Giuseppe Mussardo*

### in Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- May 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780198788102
- eISBN:
- 9780191830082
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198788102.003.0005
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Two exact combinatorial solutions of the two-dimensional Ising model are the key topics of this chapter. Although no subsequent topic depends on them, both the mathematical and the physical aspects ... More

## Econophysics and Financial Economics: An Emerging Dialogue

*Franck Jovanovic and Christophe Schinckus*

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- December 2016
- ISBN:
- 9780190205034
- eISBN:
- 9780190205065
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205034.001.0001
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

How can we create a profitable dialogue between financial economists and econophysicists? This book moves beyond the disciplinary frontiers in order to initiate the development of a common ... More

## Introduction

*Razvan Gurau*

### in Random Tensors

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198787938
- eISBN:
- 9780191829918
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787938.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents an overview of the recent advances in random tensor models and their connections with quantum gravity, conformal field theory and statistical physics. Inspired by matrix models ... More

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