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TitlePercolation Theory and Ergodic Theory of Infinite Particle Systems [electronic resource] / edited by Harry Kesten
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1987
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8734-3
Descript XI, 323 p. 58 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

This IMA Volume in ãthematics and its Applications PERCOLATION THEORY AND ERGODIC THEORY OF INFINITE PARTICLE SYSTEMS represents the proceedings of a workshop which was an integral part of the 19R4-85 IMA program on STOCHASTIC DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS We are grateful to the Scientific Committee: naniel Stroock (Chairman) Wendell Fleming Theodore Harris Pierre-Louis Lions Steven Orey George Papanicolaoo for planning and implementing an exciting and stimulating year-long program. We especially thank the Workshop Organizing Committee, Harry Kesten (Chairman), Richard Holley, and Thomas Liggett for organizing a workshop which brought together scientists and mathematicians in a variety of areas for a fruitful exchange of ideas. George R. Sell Hans Weinherger PREFACE Percolation theory and interacting particle systems both have seen an explosive growth in the last decade. These suhfields of probability theory are closely related to statistical mechanics and many of the publications on these suhjects (especially on the former) appear in physics journals, wit̃ a great variahility in the level of rigour. There is a certain similarity and overlap hetween the methods used in these two areas and, not surprisingly, they tend to attract the same probabilists. It seemed a good idea to organize a workshop on "Percolation Theory and Ergodic Theory of Infinite Particle Systems" in the framework of the special probahility year at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications in 1985-86. Such a workshop, dealing largely with rigorous results, was indeed held in February 1986


CONTENT

Rapid Convergence to Equilibrium of Stochastic Ising Models in the Dobrushin Shlosman Regime -- Uniqueness of the Infinite Cluster and Related Results in Percolation -- Survival of Cyclical Particle Systems -- Expansions in Statistical Mechanics as Part of the Theory of Partial Differential Equations -- The Mean Field Bound for the Order Parameter of Bernoulli Percolation -- Recent Results for the Stepping Stone Model -- Stochastic Growth Models -- Random Walks and Diffusions on Fractals -- The Behavior of Processes with Statistical Mechanical Properties -- Stiff Chains and Levy Flight: Two Self Avoiding Walk Models and the Uses of Their Statistical Mechanical Representations -- One Dimensional Stochastic Ising Models -- A Scaling Relation at Criticality for 2D-Percolation -- Reversible Growth Models on Zd: Some Examples -- Inequalities for ? and Related Critical Exponents in Short and Long Range Percolation -- A New Look at Contact Processes in Several Dimensions -- Fractal and Multifractal Approaches to Percolation: Some Exact and No-So-Exact Results -- Surface Simulations for Large Eden Clusters -- Duality for k-Degree Percolation on the Square Lattice


Mathematics Probabilities Statistical physics Dynamical systems Mathematics Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes Statistical Physics Dynamical Systems and Complexity



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