Large Deviations and Metastability (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications) by Enzo Olivieri

**Author:**Enzo Olivieri

**Title:**Large Deviations and Metastability (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications)

**ISBN10:**0521591635

**ISBN13:**978-1107017726

**Format:**.PDF .EPUB .FB2

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**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 21, 2005)

**Language:**English

**Size pdf:**1797 kb

**Size epub:**1911 kb

**Rating:**4.2 ✪

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**Category:**Science & Math

**Subcategory:**Mathematics

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This self-contained account of the main results in large deviation theory includes recent developments and emphasizes the Freidlin-Wentzell results on small random perturbations. Metastability is described on physical grounds, followed by the development of more exacting approaches to its description. The first part of the book then develops such pertinent tools as the theory of large deviations which is used to provide a physically relevant dynamical description of metastability. Written for graduate students, this book affords an excellent route into contemporary research as well.