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The concept of probability in statistical physics

by Y. M. Guttmann

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Probabilities.,
  • Statistical physics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementY.M. Guttmann.
    SeriesCambridge studies in probability, induction, and decision theory
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC174.85.P76 G88 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 267 p. ;
    Number of Pages267
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL378279M
    ISBN 100521621283
    LC Control Number98040331

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    Besides statistical mechanics, other interesting, less common topics found in the book are: percolation, the concept of stability in the central limit theorem and the study of probability of large deviations. Little more than a standard undergraduate course in analysis is assumed of the reader.   The 3 types of probability. Above introduced the concept of a random variable and some notation on probability. However, probability can get quite complicated. Perhaps the first thing to understand is that there are different types of probability. It can either be marginal, joint or conditional.


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