Statistical Physics of Spin Glasses and Information Processing
By (author) Hidetoshi Nishimori
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Statistical Physics of Spin Glasses and Information Processing by Hidetoshi Nishimori
Book DescriptionSpin glasses are magnetic materials. Statistical mechanics, a subfield of physics, has been a powerful tool to theoretically analyse various unique properties of spin glasses. A number of new analytical techniques have been developed to establish a theory of spin glasses. Surprisingly, these techniques have turned out to offer new tools and viewpoints for the understanding of information processing problems, including neural networks, error-correcting codes, image restoration, and optimization problems. This book is one of the first publications of the past ten years that provide a broad overview of this interdisciplinary field. Most of the book is written in a self-contained manner, assuming only a general knowledge of statistical mechanics and basic probability theory. It provides the reader with a sound introduction to the field and to the analytical techniques necessary to follow its most recent developments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198509417
(236mm x 157mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hidetoshi Nishimori
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An introductory account of the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena, this book reflects lectures given by the authors to graduate students at their departments and is thus classroom-tested to help beginners enter the field. Problem sets are included, with solutions given at the end of the book.
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Provides the reader with a perspective of an interdisciplinary field between statistical physics and information sciences/engineering.
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Author Biography - Hidetoshi Nishimori
Professor Hidetoshi Nishimori, Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Oh-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan, Tel.: +81/3/57342488, Fax: +81/3/57342719, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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