Path Coupling and Aggregate Path Coupling

  • Yevgeniy Kovchegov
  • Peter T. Otto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Peter T. Otto
    Pages 1-22
  3. Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Peter T. Otto
    Pages 23-36
  4. Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Peter T. Otto
    Pages 37-51
  5. Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Peter T. Otto
    Pages 53-54
  6. Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Peter T. Otto
    Pages 55-64
  7. Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Peter T. Otto
    Pages 65-79
  8. Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Peter T. Otto
    Pages 81-90
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 91-96

About this book


This book describes and characterizes an extension to the classical path coupling method applied to statistical mechanical models, referred to as aggregate path coupling.  In conjunction with large deviations estimates, the aggregate path coupling method is used to prove rapid mixing of Glauber dynamics for a large class of statistical mechanical models, including models that exhibit discontinuous phase transitions which have traditionally been more difficult to analyze rigorously.  The book shows how the parameter regions for rapid mixing for several classes of statistical mechanical models are derived using the aggregate path coupling method.


Path Coupling Aggregate Path Coupling Statistical Mechanical Models Gibbs Measure Glauber Dynamics Large Deviation Principle Mixing Time Equlibrium Phase Transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Yevgeniy Kovchegov
    • 1
  • Peter T. Otto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsWillamette UniversitySalemUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77018-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77019-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-4341
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