**A Basic Introduction to Large Deviations: Theory, Applications, Simulations**

by Hugo Touchette

**Publisher**: arXiv 2011**Number of pages**: 56

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The theory of large deviations deals with the probabilities of rare events (or fluctuations) that are exponentially small as a function of some parameter, e.g., the number of random components of a system, the time over which a stochastic system is observed, the amplitude of the noise perturbing a dynamical system or the temperature of a chemical reaction.

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