The application of statistical methods to physics is essential. This unique book on statistical physics offers an advanced approach with numerous applications to the modern problems students are confronted with. Therefore the text contains more concepts and methods in statistics than the student would need for statistical mechanics alone. Methods from mathematical statistics and stochastics for the analysis of data are discussed as well.
The book is divided into two parts, focusing first on the modeling of statistical systems and then on the analysis of these systems. Problems with hints for solution help the students to deepen their knowledge. The third edition has been updated and enlarged with new sections deepening the knowledge about data analysis. Moreover, a customized set of problems with solutions is accessible on the Web at extras.springer.com.
Focuses on concepts and methods in statistics, giving detailed insight in analyzing physical data Provides an thorough introduction to statistical physics with an emphasis on the analysis of statistical systems Includes advanced topics, reference lists, problems with solutions and boxed inserts, making it an invaluable source for students, even after completion of the course The introduction to filters, wavelets and many practical and concrete algorithms close a noticeable gap left open by other textbooks Third edition offers 50 pages of new material, especially on data-analysis, Gillespie-algorithm, Kaiman filters, plus new problems with solutions Covers all modern applications of statistics