TitleSimple models of complex systems
NameBarton, John (author), Lebowitz, Joel L (chair), Mekjian, Aram (internal member), Yuzbashyan, Emil (internal member), Gershtein, Yuri (internal member), Speer, Eugene R (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectPhysics and Astronomy,
DescriptionWhen the complete description of a complex system of interest is out of reach, simple models which are more amenable to theoretical approach can give a qualitative understanding. In addition, the techniques and ideas developed in investigating simple model systems form a foundation for research on complex phenomena. In this thesis, composed of two parts, we study some representative models from statistical mechanics. In the first part we explore the ABC model, which describes three species of particles with asymmetric interactions. In the second part we consider the inverse Ising problem, using experimental data to infer an effective Ising model.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby John Barton
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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