Computational Statistical Physics

From Billiards to Monte Carlo

  • Karl Heinz Hoffmann
  • Michael Schreiber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Andreas Engel
    Pages 1-14
  3. Hans Jürgen Korsch, Frank Zimmer
    Pages 15-36
  4. Johannes Schneider, Ingo Morgenstern
    Pages 77-96
  5. Michael Schreckenberg, Robert Barlović, Wolfgang Knospe, Hubert Klüpfel
    Pages 113-126
  6. Klaus Schenk, Barbara Drossel, Franz Schwabl
    Pages 127-140
  7. Peter Grassberger, Walter Nadler
    Pages 169-190
  8. Thomas Vojta
    Pages 211-226
  9. Bernhard Kramer
    Pages 227-239
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 295-301

About this book


In recent years statistical physics has made significant progress as a result of advances in numerical techniques. While good textbooks exist on the general aspects of statistical physics, the numerical methods and the new developments based on large-scale computing are not usually adequately presented. In this book 16 experts describe the application of methods of statistical physics to various areas in physics: disordered materials, quasicrystals, semiconductors, ... and also to other areas beyond physics, such as financial markets, game theory, evolution, and traffic planning, in which statistical physics has recently become significant. In this way the universality of the underlying concepts and methods such as fractals, random matrix theory, time series, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, becomes clear. The topics are covered by introductory, tutorial presentations.


Computational physics Computer simulations Condensed matter physics Numerical methods in physics Time series neural networks nonlinear dynamics statistical physics statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl Heinz Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Michael Schreiber
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikTechnische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07571-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04804-7
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