Correlations and Connectivity

Correlations and Connectivity : Geometric Aspects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Propagation of Correlations in Constrained Systems, Cargese, Corsica, France, July 2-14, 1990
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  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 20.57mm | 1,470g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • XII, 330 p.
  • 0792310101
  • 9780792310105

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Course 1: Correlations &: Connectivity in Condensed Matter Physics.- Physics & Geometry: The Theory of Finite Size Scaling.- Correlations in Thermal & Geometrical Systems.- Damage Spreading: The Ising Model & Spin Glasses.- Damage Spreading: The Search for Multifractality & Multiscaling.- Lattice Gas Automata.- On the Power Laws at the Fractal to Euclidean Crossover.- Dynamics of Interface Growth: Numerical Solution of a Continuum Equation.- Growth Models for Rough Surfaces with Correlated Noise.- The Physics of Powders.- Space-Filling Bearings.- Vortex-Antivortex Pairing of Holes in Frustrated XY Spin Systems.- Course 2: Correlations & Connectivity in Liquids & Glasses.- Relaxation, Glass Formation, Nucleation & Rupture-in Normal & "Water-Like" Liquids at Low Temperatures and/or Negative Pressures.- The Arrhenius Law versus the Vogel Law.- Liquid Water: Theory & Experiment.- Hydrogen Bond Structures in Water & Ice.- Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Liquid Water.- Dynamics of the Hydrogen-Bond Network in Simulated Liquid Water.- Dynamics of Confined Water.- Molecules & Microstructures.- Phase Transitions & Pattern Formation in Monolayers.- Course 3: Correlations & Connectivity in Biologically-Relevant Systems.- Gelation Transition versus Percolation Theory.- Emergence of Biological Function in the Framework of a Percolation Model.- Hydration, Protons, & Onset of Biological Function: A Percolation Approach.- Anhydrous Biology & Glass Transitions.- Protein Hydration, Protonic Percolation & Connectivity.- Heterochrony as a Generalizable Principle in Biological Dynamics.- Seminars: Correlations &: Connectivity in Physics, Chemistry & Biology.- Breath Figures.- Defects in Lamellar Phases of Amphiphile-Water Systems.- Spatial & Temporal Correlations in Surface Reactions.- Quantitative Experiments & Theoretical Aspects in Electrodeposition without a Supporting Electrolyte.- Properties of the Growth Probability Distribution of DLA in a Cylindrical Geometry.- Fixed-Scale Transformation Approach to Fractal Growth in Three Dimensions.- Multifractal Spectra of Large-Scale Oil-Reservoir Properties.- Universally Correlated Scale-Invariant Sidebranching in Propagation of a Two-Dimensional Cracking Growth.- Elasticity of Rigid Networks.- Geometrical Properties of Clusters, Percolation Transitions & the Ising Singularity.- A Lattice Boltzmann Scheme for the Burger Equation.- Scaling in Apollonian Gaskets.- Screening in Liquid Water.- List of Participants.
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