Office of Academic Resources
Chulalongkorn University
Chulalongkorn University

Home / Help

AuthorKesten, Harry. author
TitlePercolation Theory for Mathematicians [electronic resource] / by Harry Kesten
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 1982
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2730-9
Descript VIII, 423 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Quite apart from the fact that percolation theory had its orlgln in an honest applied problem (see Hammersley and Welsh (1980)), it is a source of fascinating problems of the best kind a mathematician can wish for: problems which are easy to state with a minimum of preparation, but whose solutions are (apparently) difficult and require new methods. At the same time many of the problems are of interest to or proposed by statistical physicists and not dreamt up merely to demons̃te ingenuity. Progress in the field has been slow. Relatively few results have been established rigorously, despite the rapidly growing literature with variations and extensions of the basic model, conjectures, plausibility arguments and results of simulations. It is my aim to treat here some basic results with rigorous proofs. This is in the first place a research monograph, but there are few prerequisites; one term of any standard graduate course in probability should be more than enough. Much of the material is quite recent or new, and many of the proofs are still clumsy. Especially the attempt to give proofs valid for as many graphs as possible led to more complications than expected. I hope that the Applications and Examples provide justifiยญ cation for going to this level of generality


Mathematics Probabilities Mathematics Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes



Location



Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd. Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Contact Us

Tel. 0-2218-2929,
0-2218-2927 (Library Service)
0-2218-2903 (Administrative Division)
Fax. 0-2215-3617, 0-2218-2907

Social Network

  line

facebook   instragram