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Statistical Physics

An Advanced Approach with Applications Web-enhanced with Problems and Solutions


Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Statistical Physics Is More than Statistical Mechanics

  3. Modeling of Statistical Systems

  4. Analysis of Statistical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Josef Honerkamp
      Pages 309-337
    3. Josef Honerkamp
      Pages 339-385
    4. Josef Honerkamp
      Pages 445-469
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 471-517

About this book


The application of statistical methods to physics is essential. This unique book on statistical physics offers an advanced approach with numerous applications to the modern problems students are confronted with. Therefore the text contains more concepts and methods in statistics than the student would need for statistical mechanics alone. Methods from mathematical statistics and stochastics for the analysis of data are discussed as well. The book is divided into two parts, focusing first on the modeling of statistical systems and then on the analysis of these systems. Problems with hints for solution help the students to deepen their knowledge. The second edition has been updated and enlarged with new material on estimators based on a probability distribution for the parameters, identification of stochastic models from observations, and statistical tests and classification methods (Chaps. 10-12). Moreover, a customized set of problems with solutions is accessible on the Web. The author teaches and conducts research on stochastic dynamical systems at the University of Freiburg, Germany.


linear optimization probability theory random variables statistical physics statistical tests statistics stochastic models stochastic processes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikAlbert-Ludwig-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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