Statistical Physics and Spatial Statistics

The Art of Analyzing and Modeling Spatial Structures and Pattern Formation

  • Klaus R. Mecke
  • Dietrich Stoyan
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 554)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Spatial Statistics and Point Processes

  3. Integral Geometry and Morphology of Patterns

  4. Phase Transitions and Simulations of Hard Particles

    1. Hartmut Löwen
      Pages 295-331
    2. Jörg M. Wills
      Pages 332-348
    3. Elke Thönnes
      Pages 349-378
    4. Jean-Albert Ferrez, Thomas M. Liebling, Didier Müller
      Pages 394-409
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 411-415

About these proceedings


Modern physics is confronted with a large variety of complex spatial patterns. Although both spatial statisticians and statistical physicists study random geometrical structures, there has been only little interaction between the two up to now because of different traditions and languages.
This volume aims to change this situation by presenting in a clear way fundamental concepts of spatial statistics which are of great potential value for condensed matter physics and materials sciences in general, and for porous media, percolation and Gibbs processes in particular. Geometric aspects, in particular ideas of stochastic and integral geometry, play a central role throughout. With nonspecialist researchers and graduate students also in mind, prominent physicists give an excellent introduction here to modern ideas of statistical physics pertinent to this exciting field of research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus R. Mecke
    • 1
  • Dietrich Stoyan
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikBergische Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Institut für StochastikTU Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67750-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45043-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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