The Random-Cluster Model - Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften 333 (Hardback)Geoffrey R. Grimmett (author)
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The random-cluster model has emerged as a key tool in the mathematical study of ferromagnetism. It may be viewed as an extension of percolation to include Ising and Potts models, and its analysis is a mix of arguments from probability and geometry. The Random-Cluster Model contains accounts of the subcritical and supercritical phases, together with clear statements of important open problems. The book includes treatment of the first-order (discontinuous) phase transition.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 1610 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
Edition: 1st Corrected ed. 2006, Corr. 3rd printing 20
From the reviews:
"This book constitutes an authoritative treatise of the random cluster model and its applications. It will be indispensable for anyone working on this and related subjects and can provide the basis for a graduate course or seminar." (Anton Bovier, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1122 (24), 2007)
"This text is the first reference book devoted to the random-cluster model. The author knows the matter very well, since he is one of the first mathematicians who worked on this model. ... This is a very useful book, because it is very well written and collects results that are currently disseminated in the literature." (Olivier Garet, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 m)
"The random-cluster model was discovered in the late 1960s by P. W. Kasteleyn and his doctoral student C. M. Fortuin ... . can be used in two ways: as an easily accessible introduction to the field for the newcomer, and as a valuable reference work of the present state of the art for the expert. The book is a must for anyone interested in percolation and mathematical Statistical Mechanics, and will certainly continue the success ... ." (Hans-Otto Georgii, Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, Vol. 17, 2008)
"Readership: Probabilists, ranging from graduate students in general to experts on the random-cluster and related models. ... The random-cluster model is a generalization of standard bond percolation. ... In the random-cluster model, the probability distribution is perturbed by a factor q raised to the number of connected components. ... The clarity of the exposition makes the book ideal for graduate students and other novices to the model." (Olle Haggstroem, International Statistical Review, Vol. 75 (2), 2007)
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