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Econophysics : an introduction

Author: Sitabhra Sinha
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2011.
Series: Physics textbook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filling the gap for an up-to-date textbook in this relatively new field, this is a thorough and comprehensive introduction. Based on extensive teaching experience, it includes numerous worked  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sitabhra Sinha
ISBN: 9783527408153 3527408150
OCLC Number: 699340125
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: xiii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The random walk --
Beyond the simple random walk --
Understanding interactions through cross-correlations --
Why care about a power law? --
The log-normal and extreme-value distributions --
When a single distribution is not enough? --
Explaining complex distributions with simple models --
But individuals are not gas molecules --
And individuals don't interact randomly : complex networks --
Outlook and concluding thoughts --
Appendix A : thermodynamics and free particle statistics --
Appendix B : interacting systems : mean field models, fluctuations and scaling theories --
Appendix C : renormalization group technique --
Appendix D : spin glasses and optimization problems : annealing --
Appendix E: nonequilibrium phenomena.
Series Title: Physics textbook.
Responsibility: Sitabhra Sinha [and others].
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