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By James P. Sethna

In each one new release, scientists needs to redefine their fields: abstracting, simplifying and distilling the former usual themes to make room for brand new advances and strategies. Sethna's ebook takes this step for statistical mechanics--a box rooted in physics and chemistry whose principles and techniques are actually vital to details idea, complexity, and smooth biology. geared toward complicated undergraduates and early graduate scholars in all of those fields, Sethna limits his major presentation to the subjects that destiny mathematicians and biologists, in addition to physicists and chemists, will locate attention-grabbing and important to their paintings. the superb breadth of the sphere is mirrored within the author's huge provide of conscientiously crafted workouts, every one an creation to a complete box of analysis: every thing from chaos via info thought to lifestyles on the finish of the universe.

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