Thermodynamic Formalism: The Mathematical Structure of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics / Edition 2

Thermodynamic Formalism: The Mathematical Structure of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics / Edition 2

by David Ruelle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521546494

ISBN-13: 9780521546492

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reissued in the Cambridge Mathematical Library, this classic book outlines the theory of thermodynamic formalism which was developed to describe the properties of certain physical systems consisting of a large number of subunits. Background material on physics has been collected in appendices to help the reader. Supplementary work is provided in the form of

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Reissued in the Cambridge Mathematical Library, this classic book outlines the theory of thermodynamic formalism which was developed to describe the properties of certain physical systems consisting of a large number of subunits. Background material on physics has been collected in appendices to help the reader. Supplementary work is provided in the form of exercises and problems that were "open" at the original time of writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521546492
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Mathematical Library Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the 2nd edition; 2. Introduction; 3. Theory of Gibbs States; 4. Gibbs States: complements; 5. Translation invariance: theory of equilibrium states; 6. Connection between Gibbs States and equilibrium; 7. One-dimensional systems; 8. Extension of the thermodynamic formalism; Appendix A.1. Miscellaneous definitions and results; Appendix A.2. Topological dynamics; Appendix A.3. Convexity; Appendix A.4. Measures and abstract dynamical systems; Appendix A.5. Integral representations on convex compact sets; Appendix B. Open problems; Appendix C. Flows; Appendix D. Update of open problems.

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