Other authors / contributors:  Švrakić, N. M. (Nenad M.), 1952

ISBN:  9783540481201 3540481206 0387514295 9780387514291

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Summary:  This monograph gives a detailed introductory exposition of research results for various models, mostly twodimensional, of directed walks, interfaces, wetting, surface adsorption (of polymers), stacks, compact clusters (lattice animals), etc. The unifying feature of these models is that in most cases they can be solved analytically. The methods used include transfer matrices, generating functions, recurrence relations, and difference equations, and in some cases involve utilization of less familiar mathematical techniques such as continued fractions and qseries. The authors emphasize an overall view of what can be learned generally of the statistical mechanics of anisotropic systems, including phenomena near surfaces, by studying the solvable models. Thus, the concept of scaling and, where known, finitesize scaling properties are elucidated. Scaling and statistical mechanics of anisoptropic systems in general are active research topics. The volume provides a comprehensive survey of exact model results in this field.

Other form:  Print version:Privman, V. (Vladimir), 1955 Directed models of polymers, interfaces, and clusters. Berlin ; New York : SpringerVerlag, ©1989 0387514295
