Chapter 5. Introduction to Statistical Physics

  1. Alexander H. Hartmann1 and
  2. Heiko Rieger2

Published Online: 30 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1002/3527600876.ch5

Optimization Algorithms in Physics

Optimization Algorithms in Physics

How to Cite

Hartmann, A. H. and Rieger, H. (2001) Introduction to Statistical Physics, in Optimization Algorithms in Physics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600876.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Goettingen, Germany

  2. 2

    Institute of Theoretical Physics, Saarland University, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2003
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403073

Online ISBN: 9783527600878

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Keywords:

  • statistical physics;
  • phase transitions;
  • percolation;
  • scaling;
  • magnetic transition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basics of Statistical Physics

  • Phase Transitions

  • Percolation and Finite-size Scaling

  • Magnetic Transition

  • Disordered Systems