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Mathematical Problems of Statistical Mechanics and Dyanamics

A Collection of Surveys

  • R. L. Dobrushin

Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MASS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 257-261

About this book

Introduction

Approach your problems from the It isn't that they can't see the solution. right end and begin with the answers. It is that they can't see the problem. Then one day, perhaps you will find the final question. G. K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father Brown 'The point of a Pin'. 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. van Gulik's The Chinese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the 'tree' of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non­ trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as 'experimental mathematics', 'CFD', 'completely integrable systems', 'chaos, synergetics and large-scale order', which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics.

Keywords

Mathematica average correlation dynamical systems scattering theory

Editors and affiliations

  • R. L. Dobrushin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information Transmission ProblemsAcademy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4592-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8540-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4592-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0169-6378
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