Random Polymer Models

Random Polymer Models

by Giambattista Giacomin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1860947867

ISBN-13: 9781860947865

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Imperial College Press

This volume introduces readers to the world of disordered systems and to some of the remarkable probabilistic techniques developed in the field. The author explores in depth a class of directed polymer models to which much attention has been devoted in the last 25 years, in particular in the fields of physical and biological sciences. The models treated have been

Overview

This volume introduces readers to the world of disordered systems and to some of the remarkable probabilistic techniques developed in the field. The author explores in depth a class of directed polymer models to which much attention has been devoted in the last 25 years, in particular in the fields of physical and biological sciences. The models treated have been widely used in studying, for example, the phenomena of polymer pinning on a defect line, the behavior of copolymers in proximity to an interface between selective solvents and the DNA denaturation transition. In spite of the apparent heterogeneity of this list, in mathematical terms, a unified vision emerges. One is in fact dealing with the natural statistical mechanics systems built on classical renewal sequences by introducing one-body potentials.This volume is also a self-contained mathematical account of the state of the art for this class of statistical mechanics models.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860947865
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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