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Technical Book

Stochastic Dynamics of Complex Systems: From Glasses to Evolution (Series on Complexity Science)

The first part of this book provides the necessary mathematical and computational tools and the second part describes the intuition needed to deal with these systems. Some of the first few chapters have been covered in several other books, but the emphasis and selection of the topics reflect both the authors' interests and the overall theme of the book. The second part contains an introduction to the scientific literature and deals in some detail with the description of complex phenomena of a physical and biological nature, for example, disordered magnetic materials, superconductors and glasses, models of co-evolution in ecosystems and even of ant behaviour. These heterogeneous topics are all dealt with in detail using similar analytical techniques.

Imperial College Press
Sibani, Paolo and Jensen, Henrik Jeldtoft
Stochastic Dynamics

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