by Kim Christensen
Publisher: MIT 2002
Number of pages: 40
Percolation theory is the simplest model displaying a phase transition. The aim of the percolation theory course is to provide a challenging and stimulating introduction to a selection of topics within modern theoretical condensed matter physics.
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