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Published: 14 May 2015

640 Pages


ISBN: 9780199666577

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The Statistical Mechanics of Interacting Walks, Polygons, Animals and Vesicles

Second Edition

E.J. Janse van Rensburg

Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics and Its Applications

  • This book uses rigorous methods to analyse lattice models of polymer entropy, including the self-avoiding walk.
  • An important, practical topic given the use of composite materials in industry.
  • The wide scope of material included, covering a wide range of areas in a single volume.
  • A comprehensive guide, expanding upon the first edition with signifigant recent developments in the feild.

New to this Edition:

  • Updated to cover recent developments in the field while keeping relevant but older topics.
  • New chapters include an expanded presentation of directed models, a chapter on models in the hexagonal lattice, and a chapter on Monte Carlo methods.
  • Chapters and sections on adsorbing, collapsing and pulled walks were completely overhauled and expanded.
  • Sections of the book on scaling and the Edwards model were expanded.
  • Expanded sections on methods in directed models and discussions on knotting in three dimensional lattice polygons (which are significantly enlarged from the first edition).

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