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Econophysics: An Introduction (Physics Textbook)

Sitabhra Sinha; Arnab Chatterjee; Anirban Chakraborti; Bikas K. Chakrabarti

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ISBN 10: 3527408150 / ISBN 13: 9783527408153
Published by Wiley-VCH, 2010
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Title: Econophysics: An Introduction (Physics ...

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Filling the gap for an up-to-date textbook in this relatively new interdisciplinary research field, this volume provides readers with a thorough and comprehensive introduction. Based on extensive teaching experience, it includes numerous worked examples and highlights in special biographical boxes some of the most outstanding personalities and their contributions to both physics and economics. The whole is rounded off by several appendices containing important background material.

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Filling the gap for an up-to-date textbook in this relatively newinterdisciplinary research field, this volume provides readers witha thorough and comprehensive introduction. Based on extensivephysics teaching and research experience, it includes detailedanalyses of the problems and highlights in special biographicalboxes some of the most outstanding personalities and theircontributions to both physics and economics. The whole is roundedoff by several appendices containing important background materialand worked examples.

From the contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Random Walk
  • Beyond the Simple Random Walk
  • Understanding Interactions through Cross-Correlations
  • Why care about a Power Law?
  • The Log-Normal Distribution
  • 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: ComplexNetworks
  • Outlook and Concluding Thoughts Appendices:
  • Thermodynamics and Free Particle Statistics
  • Interacting Systems: Mean Field Models, Fluctuations andScaling Theories
  • Renormalization Group Technique
  • Spin Glasses and Optimization Problems: Annealing
  • Nonequilibrium Phenomena

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